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DOL Tells Court It Will Not Defend Proposed Prevailing Wage Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has informed a federal court in California that it did not wish to defend the proposed prevailing wage rule, which would impose steep wage hikes, “at the same time that is internally evaluating the propriety of that Rule” in the challenge to stop the agency from changing the prevailing wage... Continue Reading
June 24, 2021

DHS Arrests 15 Individuals on OPT, Continues High Scrutiny of Foreign Students, Warns University DSOs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the arrest of 15 individuals who claimed to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for nonexistent companies.  In addition, USCIS notified 700 OPT recipients suspected of being complicit in similar activities that it would revoke their employment authorization.  Further, USCIS notified an additional 400 OPT recipients that... Continue Reading
November 11, 2020