Not too long ago, we asked you to vote on the White House petition to extend OPT for international students in the US. Your 100,000+ signatures told the federal government that this was a valuable asset not just to international students but to the US itself — this country needs all the technically skilled workers it can find.
Now the proposal to extend the OPT period for international student workers is open for public comment, meaning the federal government wants to give citizens the opportunity to express how they feel about the plan and whether or not they believe it has value.
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