Regulatory Information

DHS Sends Final Public Charge Rule to OMB

On July 12, 2019 DHS submitted its final "public charge" rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The rule will define the term "public charge" and outline and expand the factors DHS will consider in making public charge determinations for both immigrants and nonimmigrants.

Court Allows WashTech to Argue Against DHS Authority

In a July 1, 2019 decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that DHS's 2016 STEM OPT rulemaking also had the legal effect of reopening the legacy INS 12-month post-completion OPT regulation that had been finalized in 1992.

DOL OFLC Stakeholder Meeting

Topics discussed included the new FLAG system, PWD processing times, ACWIA occupational codes in O*NET, documentation to support an employer-provided wage survey, supervised recruitment, and more.

Adviser's Manual 360

The NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 is the comprehensive source on U.S. immigration policy and procedures impacting educational institutions in the United States, providing information critical to every international student and scholar services office.