The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that DHS did not exceed its statutory authority under the INA in issuing the 2016 Optional Practical Training (OPT) rule, and thus found that both the 12-month OPT and the STEM OPT extension programs are lawful. Accordingly, the court denied the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers’ (WashTech) motion for summary judgment, granted the government’s and the intervenors’ motions for summary judgement, and denied WashTech motion to strike. 

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District Court Finds DHS Did Not Exceed Its Authority in Issuing 2016 STEM OPT Rule