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Cap-Gap H-1B Seekers Lost OPT Work Permit on Oct. 1

<div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden"><a href="/news/cap-gap-h-1b-seekers-lost-opt-work-permit-oct-1"><img class="image-style--medium img" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt=""></a></div><div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-10-03T11:40:37-04:00"><b>Wed,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>Oct</b></span> 3<sup>rd</sup> 2018 @ <b>11:40</b> am EDT</time></div><p>Under Trump Administration policy, those with expired F-1 student visas who are waiting for approval of a H-1B visa application can no longer work after October 1st. This "cap-gap" rule will force thousands of foreign graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) to cease working under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program or risk accruing "unlawful presence."</p>