Failed by H-1B fraud, students need an OPT extension

Source: Niskanen Center
by Cecilia Esterline

“United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that registrants skyrocketed by over 60 percent for the FY2024 H-1B cap registration lottery, noting that they suspect substantial fraud. While USCIS works to root out fraudulent registrations, many valuable foreign-born college graduates will lose their opportunity to remain in the U.S. this year. A temporary, one-year extension of optional practical training (OPT) would restore faith in the immigration process and preserve our economic interests.” (05/18/23)