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Immigration Action Information Sessions | Employment Workshops

Recent Immigration Action & Information Sessions

Executive Policies on Immigration Enforcement (Video / Handout)
Thursday, February 23, 3:30 pm, Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary, River Campus
In addition to the recent Executive Order that implemented travel restrictions for certain foreign nationals, there were two other Executive Orders signed on January 25th that may impact our international populations here at UR.  The provisions of these orders have not yet received the same public attention as other administrative actions, but there are important implications that our community should be aware of!  We will review new enforcement priorities for individuals who fail to maintain their status, face criminal charges or accusations, or are undocumented.  This session, hosted by UR’s International Services Office and immigration counsel from the Legal Aid Society, will also offer realistic situations international students and scholars may face, strategies to avoid them, and how to handle potential enforcement issues. 

Know Your Rights: When Foreign Nationals encounter Government Officials (Video / Handout)
Monday, February 13, 4:00 pm, Bausch & Lomb Hall, Room 109, River Campus
Following recent immigration orders, there is a lot of confusion and concern about what foreign nationals should expect when they engage with various government agencies. This may include domestic and international travel, inspection of personal items and electronic devices, and questioning from law enforcement. This information session reviews these issues and provides tips on how to advocate for yourself, when needed. A local immigration attorney from the Legal Aid Society and experienced professionals from UR’s International Services Office lead the discussion. 

Recent Immigration Actions & Impact to Countries of Concern (Video / Handout)
Friday, February 3rd, 12:00 pm, Dewey Hall 1-101, River Campus
As a follow-up to the general information session, the ISO hosted a discussion of the impact to foreign nationals of the countries specified in the January 27th Executive Order. Those countries are: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. We reviewed the provisions of the order, subsequent clarifications from government agencies, and other developments we may see in the months to come. While much remains uncertain, we also highlighted University immigration support and campus resources during this difficult time.

Information Session on Recent Immigration Developments (Handout)
Wednesday, February 1st, 3:30 pm, Interfaith Chapel, Riverview Level, River Campus
As the University continues to monitor federal developments regarding immigration, we would like to ensure that the University community has had an opportunity to hear from representatives and experts who can answer questions about immigration changes and how they could affect students, employees, scholars, international exchange and partnerships, research and other areas of global importance. The Office of Global Engagement and the ISO will hosted an information session for the University community.  To view the full statement from our senior leadership: full statement.

Spring 2017 Employment Workshops

Work After Graduation & OPT Application Procedures (Video Handout)
If you are thinking about work options after graduation, we encourage you to attend this session to learn more about your eligibility and the application procedures for the necessary work permission. This workshop will focused on work authorizations available to graduating F-1 students, including Optional Practical Training and the transition to H1-B, extensions to OPT, unemployment, and travel.

Academic Internships & CPT Application Procedures (Video/ Handout)
If you are a current international student who is interested in pursuing an internship, then this employment workshop is for you! This workshop covers various work authorizations available under current F-1 and J-1 regulations, along with alternative options for those with limited eligibility, which allows students to pursue an internship opportunity during their program of study. This workshop also offers detailed guidance on applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

STEM Extension Workshop

STEM Extension OPT (Video / Handout)
April 19, 2016 - 2:00 to 3:15 pm, 109 Bausch & Lomb, River Campus
On May 10, new regulations take effect regarding work permission for F-1 students in fields of science, technology, engineering, or math. Following a 12-month authorization for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), students may be eligible to extend their employment in the United States for an additional 24 months based on a qualified STEM degree. While the current rule has been in place since 2008, recent legal action has prompted the revised rule with an increased focus on training objectives. Significant changes include expanded eligibility and time limits, alongside additional reporting requirements and protections for U.S. workers. The new rule affects both F-1 students and employers during the STEM period. Read more...