OPT Sample Cases

These are some sample cases from our files. It is impossible for us to present all have done past over 15 years of our practice. But these were some cases that came to mind when we started writing this column 2-3 years ago.
Category: OPT, F-1 Visa
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We have won a series of cases where USCIS had earlier held that unpaid employment under OPT was legally unacceptable to maintain status.  We have argued that such holding is contrary to all law, policy and precedence.  Students are NOT required to engage in PAID employment.  All these cases were won after we filed our briefs pursuant to Motions to Reopen (MTR).

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.