Attacks against Optional Practical Training (OPT) show opponents of immigration generally are also against admitting international students to the United States. To gain experience in a chosen specialty, international students can work on Optional Practical Training for 12 months, usually after graduation, or up to 36 months in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. International students, particularly in STEM fields, are among the most highly-sought potential immigrants in the world, and without OPT, America would almost certainly lose more international students to Canada and elsewhere.
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 21, 2021
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