Immigration Policy Changes Are A Boon To STEM Employers
Washington, D.C.-based Labor & Employment attorneys Timothy D'Arduini, Lynn O'Brien and Andrew Kuntz offered perspective about immigration policy changes designed to help U.S. employers struggling to fill STEM-related positions across in-demand fields in a Law360 article, “Immigration Policy Changes Are a Boon to STEM Employers.”
An excerpt from the article,
These policy changes highlight U.S. support of the use of immigration within the confines of existing legal regulations to advance America's competitiveness. For those U.S. employers who recruit foreign students to fill STEM-related jobs, the applicant pool likely just expanded.
Employers looking to rely on a STEM OPT recruitment strategy or to confirm that their program complies with regulations and requirements, including with registering in the E-Verify program, should plan now to take advantage of the expanded STEM OPT-eligible fields.
Educational institutions, research organizations, health companies and engineering firms should closely examine the new policy changes and assess whether a shift in their O-1A visa program would help attract and retain top STEM talent in critical positions.