CGS Thanks House GOP Letter in Support of OPT and International Students
    June 3, 2020

    On June 2, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) led a Dear Colleague letter signed by 20 of his House Republican colleagues to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf demonstrating the powerful contributions of international students to the U.S. and urging preservation of Optional Practical Training (OPT).


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