TechNet Joins Amicus Brief in Support of STEM OPT Program
Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore today issued the following statement regarding TechNet signing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT) program in the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security case:
"TechNet is pleased to join over 60 other organizations in signing this amicus brief in support of the STEM OPT program. This program is an essential tool for American businesses to recruit and retain highly-skilled individuals to innovate and help create jobs here in the United States. As we continue working to strengthen our domestic STEM talent pipeline, we must ensure that programs like STEM OPT remain in place in order to allow our nation to attract the most talented individuals from around the world and help fill critical labor shortages.”
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