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Immigration rule change may mean more foreign students can stay in US for career training

Washington Post
13 May 2011

The Obama administration has made it possible for more foreign students studying in the U.S. on visas to stay and get practical training in their career fields.

The administration expanded the list of science, technology, engineering and math degrees that allow foreign students who earn them to stay in the U.S. up to 17 months after graduating. The students can take internships or a job while they wait for an H-1B visa, a visa for high-skilled workers that lasts for up to six years.

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