Does a Beneficiary Have Standing to Challenge a Petition Denial in Federal Court? More Judges Are Saying ‘Yes’

A recent Second Circuit ruling marks the latest occurrence of a trend in federal court cases granting standing to beneficiaries in suits to challenge USCIS’ decisions, paving the way for more lawsuits against the agency following denials of petitions or appeals.

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DHS Granted Extension to May 10, 2016 to Implement New F-1 STEM OPT Program

By | Inside Business Immigration | January 27, 2016

On Jan. 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) additional time–until May 10, 2016–before the court’s vacatur of the 2008, 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension rule would go into effect. DHS requested this additional time to review more than 50,000 comments it received in response to the proposed rule.

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