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Optional Practical Training (OPT) does not require payroll taxes which makes foreign workers cheaper and causes discrimination against U.S. workers including the many American minorities seeking employment in STEM #ShutDownSTEM  #ShutDownAcademia  #EndOPT 

Donald Trump suspends H-1B, H-4 visas till year end The suspension will not affect those already in the US on the visas. The Optional Practical Training that most foreign students are eligible for after they graduate in the US also remains unaffected 👉

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For an overview of what Optional Practical Training#OPT ) is and how it benefits the US, check out our explainer here:

Rumors continue that the Trump Administration is considering restricting — or even ending — Optional Practical Training#OPT ) program that allows international students to stay and work in the US after graduating. Learn more about OPT via @FWDus  blog:

Rumors continue that the Trump Administration is considering restricting — or even ending — Optional Practical Training#OPT ) program that allows international students to stay and work in the US after graduating. Learn more about OPT via @FWDus  blog:

Rumors continue that the Trump Administration is considering restricting — or even ending — Optional Practical Training#OPT ) program that allows international students to stay and work in the US after graduating. Learn more about OPT via @FWDus  blog:

Rumors continue that the Trump Administration is considering restricting — or even ending — Optional Practical Training#OPT ) program that allows international students to stay and work in the US after graduating. Learn more about OPT via @FWDus  blog:

21 House Republicans sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf urging support for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for international students.

The Optional Practical Training program, which let's foreign students stay in the U.S. to work for at least a year, drives students to enroll in grad programs, but the Trump administration may cut it back.

For an overview of what Optional Practical Training#OPT ) is and how it benefits the US, check out our explainer here:

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"US CITIZENS NEED NOT APPLY" Optional Practical Training (OPT) encourages companies to discriminate against US citizens It is illegal for employers to discriminate against US citizens and lawful permanent residents when hiring *This program has not been authorized by Congress*

Work after graduation for foreign nationals on an F-1 student visa (Optional Practical Training) was never authorized by Congress. This program has no numerical cap, and does not require FICA taxes which causes employment discrimination against U.S. workers. #SuspendOPT 

We cannot truly put #AmericaFirst  unless we suspend H-1B, H4, L1, B1, B2, Optional Practical Training Program, and other guestworker admissions. We must promote wages and opportunities for American workers during this period of rising unemployment.

In 2018, 145,564 nonimmigrant students received an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and were employed in pre-and post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The new SEVIS By The Numbers Report for 2018 is available at:

Between 2004 and 2016, nearly 1.5 million foreign students were authorized to remain and work in the U.S. thanks to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. OPT has never been authorized by Congress and hurts American workers!

Many Americans have never even heard of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, but #BigTech  is exploiting it to replace Americans with cheaper foreign labor.

My bill eliminates the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa which has grown by 400% in the last decade at great cost to American students, workers and pensioners.

Corps get a 15% tax break for hiring Optional Practical Training (OPT) recipients, ⬆️?incentive to hire foreign students. ⬇️ 50% of US STEM grads R landing jobs N STEM. Don't outsource ??jobs to foreign students, hire highly-skilled Americans First. #H1b 

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