Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by several media outlets regarding recent U.S. policy changes making it easier for STEM international students to work in the United States:
- “Biden Admin. Expands Definition Of STEM For Int’l Students,” Law360. Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “Together, these administrative changes provide a small but significant step to help keep U.S. companies competitive in a global economy and to address workforce shortages. Larger actions, such as increasing the number of employment-based green cards, will require Congressional action.” Find the article here (registration required).
- “Foreign Students Will Now Have More Job Opportunities After Visa Modification,” Univision. Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “These changes will help keep American businesses competitive. The policy changes will make it easier for international students and professionals in so-called STEM fields to stay and work in the United States for an extended period of time after they complete their studies and graduate. Among other things, the changes add 22 new STEM fields, including bioenergy, cloud computing, and data science, that international students can study to qualify for work in the United States for up to three years after graduation.” Find the article here (in Spanish, with English translation available).