Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and begin contributing their education and training to the U.S. immediately. Without OPT, most international graduates would have no choice but to leave the U.S. and contribute their skills to our global competitors. Protecting the option of OPT for international graduates is critical to attracting, educating and retaining promising talent from around the world.

Recently, FWD.us joined more than 60 U.S. employers, trade associations, and business organizations in filing an amicus brief in WashTech v. DHS, a case currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that will determine whether the U.S. maintains the vital Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.