OPT, the H-1B Alternative Grew by 400% in eight years

More than 1.4 million international students have been allowed to stay in the USA post-graduation as part of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which has become greater than the controversial H1B program. According to a source, research of the USA immigration and customs enforcement data obtained through freedom of information Act, the number of students who have been allowed under OPT have grown 400% since the federal government in 2008. The government had previously increased the number of time graduates with science, technology, engineering and math degrees could remain in the United States and work. More than 50 per cent of those working under OPT from 2004 to 2016 were in STEM fields as a result.

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