Source: NPR

International students studying in the U.S. have a hard time obtaining work visas to remain in the U.S. after college.

Their options include Optional Practical Training, which allows them to remain in the U.S. while continuing work in their field for a couple of years as part of an extension to students visas, or obtaining an H-1B visa, where they must be sponsored by a company and can remain in the country for six years.

In addition the barriers that already present themselves to international students wanting to stay in the U.S., there is the additional barrier of the lottery system which grants visas to only a portion of applicants.

A new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that fewer companies are willing to hire international students every year. Although it has always been relatively difficult for students to obtain work visas in the U.S. after college, it has become the administration’s goal to make it harder for U.S. companies to sponsor international candidates, as reported by NPR.

Read Full Story: NPR


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Obtaining U.S. Work Visa Becoming More Difficult for Candidates