Training Visa Delays Dash Foreign Students' Work Hopes in US

Training Visa Delays Dash Foreign Students' Work Hopes in US

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-03-10 05:05

When Peter, a Muslim student from China, graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2020, he thought he would be working at a Texas consulting firm by early January.

Instead, the international STEM graduate is sitting in his apartment in Houston, waiting for the results of his Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. OPT is a temporary work visa that allows international students to extend their U.S. student visas by 12 to 36 months.

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