The US is allowing more foreign students to work to support the economy

The United States added 22 majors to the . Internship Program foreign students The Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to “support economic growth and innovation.”

This program, called Optional Practical Training (OPT), allows students with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in specific fields of study to live in United State Up to 36 months to work in your specialty.

“STEM innovation allows us to solve the complex challenges we face today and make a difference in how we ensure security and protect our country,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said in a statement.

Among the 22 new fields of study, bioenergy, forestry, production and management of forest resources, human-centered technological design, cloud computing, anthropology, climate science, systems science, economics and computer science, environmental geosciences, biology, geography, and environment. Studies, Mathematical Economics, Atmospheric Sciences, or various data science disciplines.

These ‘long-awaited’ immigration decisions will have a positive economic impact and help United State Compete more effectively in the 21st century, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and also benefit the country during today’s unprecedented labor shortage,” Jeremy Robbins, director of the US Immigration Council, said in a statement.

manpower shortage

United State Labor shortages have been facing for months, with staffing problems, especially for low-paid jobs, in the context of an epidemic that has increased retirements and caused a phenomenon known as major resignations, when employees change in search of better conditions.

On the other hand, the Department of Nationality and Immigration in United State USCIS is updating the guidelines to clarify how foreigners with the necessary skills, such as some STEM graduates and entrepreneurs, can use the National Interest Waiver to obtain an immigrant visa for employment.

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The modernization also facilitates the path to obtaining permanent residence in United State.

(With information from AFP)

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