OPT STEM 延期议案从17个月变成24个月的事情，想必大家都已经知道啦！但是现在议案处于公示阶段，反对派的声量不断高涨，眼看公示就要结束了，如果任由其发展下去，可能我们就真的无法享受这一政策优势了。希望大家们赶快行动起来，抓住时机哦！！！
点击右边绿色的“SUBMITA FORMAL COMMENT”按钮，填写你的评论，然后提交，都不用注册！就这么简单！！
首先，我拿自己来说，当年出国的时候选择来美国而不是去别的国家的原因就是美国能提供更好的training机会给foreign STEM talents，另外大部分美国的高科技领域都需要foreign STEM students的支撑，如果这个OPT extension突然没了，对很多公司都是个disaster。
I strongly support this new OPT extension rule. I'm an international computer science master student from China and was a software engineer intern at XXX. Before I came to US, I had multiple options to purse my master degree in US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and British. The most important reason I choose to study here is US could provide me the industry training opportunity during school or after graduation. So OPT extension is very important to attract foreign STEM talents. Without this OPT extension rule, I can't believe US could still attract so many foreign STEM talents every year to contribute their knowledge to this country and I probably would choose to study in other countries with better policy to foreign STEM talents. BTW, if this rule is terminated by some reasons, it's definitely a huge disaster to most US high-tech companies, like Google, Apple, Intel, Facebook, etc. Because they are supported by foreign STEM talents.
I think that 12 months regular + 24 months extension time is also a good length for OPT program. Based on my previous work experience at XXX, most large research/software development projects would last at least 2 years or more. If the OPT extension time is too short, foreign STEM workers worked on those project would lose their VISA before the projects completion.
As I'm a Chinese STEM student and was born and living there, I would return back China eventually. Before then, I'd like to apply my knowledge learned from US university to US high-tech industry development. If I have about 3 years work experience in US, I would be competitive in the job market of China. That's why this new OPT rule would benefit both US high-tech industry and international STEM talents. （一亩三分地论坛 lqzgz同学）
Hope more people support this good rule!.
Countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China are actively instituting new strategies to attract international students.
For example, Canada also recognizes that educational institutions need international students to compete in the “global race for research talent.”  In April, 2008, Canada modified its Post-Graduation Work Permit Program to allow international students who have graduated from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution to stay and gain valuable post-graduate work experience for a period equal to the length of the student's study program, up to a maximum of three years, with no restrictions on type of employment.  This change resulted in a 64% increase in the number of post-graduation work permits issued to international students in 2008.  By 2014, the number of internationalstudents in the program more than doubled its 2008 total.  In addition, Canada aims to double the number of international students in the country to 450,000 by 2022.
DHS also recognizes that it must quickly address the imminent vacatur of the 2008 IFR, and the significant uncertainty surrounding the status of thousands of students in the United States. As of September 16, 2015, over 34,000 students were in the United States on a STEM OPT extension. In addition, hundreds of thousands of international students, most of whom are in F-1 status, have already chosen to enroll in U.S. educational institutions and are currently pursuing courses of study in fields that may provide eligibility for this program. Some of those students may have considered the opportunities offered by the STEM OPT extension when deciding whether to pursue their degree in the United States. DHS must therefore act swiftly to mitigate the uncertainty surrounding the 2008 IFR. Prompt action is particularly appropriate with respect to those students who have already committed to study in the United States, in part based on the possibility of furthering their education through an extended period of practical training in the world's leading STEM economy.
【此处应有评论】: 来来，给你举个栗子-google 1point3acres
【此处应有评论】: 来来，给你举个栗子 (一亩三分地论坛用户wsmjmiisme)