International Students

Ever wonder who else is participating in E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility program?  Now you can find out.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides access to their participating employer database through the E-Verify Employers Search Tool.  While there are some limitations, the search tool covers currently enrolled employers and federal contractors in E-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be extending work permits for Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries while separately, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published a notice extending benefits for certain Haitian students with F-1 visas.   

USCIS is extending the TPS designation for Haiti for 18 months, from January 23, 2013

Check out the latest edition of E-Verify Connection, a publication of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Clocking in at one page, it is packed with interesting information, including:

  • The expanded list of  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) designated degree programs that qualify eligible graduates for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  Quick programming note —