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Executive order on immigration will affect some foreign-born scientists
Four provisions included in President Obama’s executive order on immigration, announced Thursday, will make it easier for some foreign-born scientists to find jobs in the U.S. One provision applies to foreign-born students studying at U.S. institutions, while the remaining three address skilled foreign workers seeking work in the U.S. First, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was directed to expand and extend the Optional Practical Training program. The OPT allows students studying at U.S. universities to work full time for…