The backdoor is the uncapped and huge “Optional Practical Training” program.
In 2017, 530,000 foreign graduates held one-year work permits via the OPT and the affiliated “CPT” programs. Almost 90,000 of those workers also held a 24-month extension because they won technology-intensive degrees at American colleges. Many of the foreigners register at low-status colleges so they can get a second or even a third OPT work permit.
There is no cap on the OPT program, so any and every foreign third-level student or graduate can get a work permit via the OPT program.
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This doesn’t seem very smart?
How are the young Americans going to pay their student loans?
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