New H-1B Regulations May Affect OPT Students

Last week, two new U.S. government regulations were released that may affect students on OPT or AT whose employers plan to sponsor them for H-1B status.

Since both regulations were issued as “interim final regulations”, employers and other members of the public have the opportunity to provide feedback, but comments will not delay the implementation of these new regulations. There are links on the above webpages where comments can be submitted. These regulations have already been challenged in court by a variety of employers and associations, including the University of Michigan.

Should you have any questions about the impact of these regulations on your ability to obtain H-1B status, please consult with your employer.


Last updated: Wednesday, 10/21/2020, at 9:29AM.