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Next Steps: Executive Actions on Immigration for OPT Students

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[B][COLOR=#0000cd][SIZE=4][FONT=comic sans ms]Next Steps:Executive Actions on Immigration for OPT Students[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

[B][COLOR=#000000]USCIS and other agencies and offices are responsible for implementing initiatives as soon as possible. Some initiatives will be implemented over the next several months and some will take longer.[/COLOR][/B]

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Over the coming months, USCIS will produce detailed explanations, instructions, regulations and forms as necessary. The brief summaries provided below offer basic information about each initiative

[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Below are summaries of planned initiatives by USCIS, including:[/FONT][/COLOR]

[LIST][*][B]Who[/B] is eligible[*][B]What[/B] the initiative will do[*][B]When[/B] you can begin to make a request[*][B]How[/B] to make a request[/LIST]

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[TH="colspan: 2"]Modernize, improve and clarify immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs[/TH]
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[TH]Who[/TH]
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[LIST][*]U.S. businesses, foreign investors, researchers, inventors and skilled foreign workers.[/LIST]
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[TH]What[/TH]
[TD]USCIS will:

[LIST][*]Work with the Department of State to develop a method to allocate immigrant visas to ensure that all immigrant visas authorized by Congress are issued to eligible individuals when there is sufficient demand for such visas.[*]Work with the Department of State to modify the Visa Bulletin system to more simply and reliably make determinations of visa availability.[*]Provide clarity on adjustment portability to remove unnecessary restrictions on natural career progression and general job mobility to provide relief to workers facing lengthy adjustment delays.[*]Clarify the standard by which a national interest waiver may be granted to foreign inventors, researchers and founders of start-up enterprises to benefit the U.S economy.[*]Authorize parole, on a case-by-case basis, to eligible inventors, researchers and founders of start-up enterprises who may not yet qualify for a national interest waiver, but who:
[LIST][*]Have been awarded substantial U.S. investor financing; or[*]Otherwise hold the promise of innovation and job creation through the development of new technologies or the pursuit of cutting-edge research.[/LIST]
[*][B][COLOR=#0000cd]Finalize a rule to provide work authorization to the spouses of certain H-1B visa holders who are on the path to lawful permanent resident status. [/COLOR][/B][*]Work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to [B][COLOR=#0000cd]develop regulations for notice and comment to expand and extend the use of[/COLOR][COLOR=#0000cd]optional practical training[/COLOR][COLOR=#0000cd] (OPT) for foreign students, consistent with existing law.[/COLOR][/B][*]Provide clear, consolidated guidance on the meaning of “specialized knowledge” to bring greater clarity and integrity to the L-1B program, improve consistency in adjudications, and enhance companies’ confidence in the program.[/LIST]
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[TH]When[/TH]
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[LIST][*]Upon issuing necessary guidance and regulations.[/LIST]
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[TH]How[/TH]
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[LIST][*]Subscribe to this page to receive updates by email.[/LIST]
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[B]Important notice: [/B][B]These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions before they are available. You could become a victim of an [/B]immigration scam[B]. Subscribe to [/B]this page[B] to get updates when new information is posted.
[/B][/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]More: [SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]http://1.usa.gov/1xyXdPQ[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
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  1. DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan's Avatar
    Hi,
    I applyed opt last month October 21, i got confirmation for my case was received, but still now i didn't received my receipt, my friends got receipt, they apply after when i was applied, so please give some suggestions what i am doing right now
  2. DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan's Avatar
    ok it usually happens to many people raise a ticket with uscis they will give you your tracking number .please update the same address again
  3. DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan's Avatar
    I will update in change of address
  4. DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan's Avatar
    Brother can i update same address in change of address link