Some executive actions on immigration expected to affect U-M


Some of the Executive Actions on Immigration, recently announced by President Obama, are expected to directly affect U-M, although specific details of their impact are yet to be determined. 

 At this point, none of the announced actions are in effect. The proposed changes most relevant to U-M are:

• Expanded eligibility for Optional Practical Training employment authorization for certain students in F-1 status.

• Expanded eligibility for the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program for undocumented students.

• An improved method for calculating the availability of green cards, effectively increasing the number of available green cards.

• Expanded eligibility for employment authorization for spouses of H 1B status-holders in H-4 status.

 The Ann Arbor campus International Center, in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel, will monitor government agencies’ progress in implementing these actions and will communicate relevant updates to the campus community as appropriate.

Please direct any questions to the Ann Arbor campus International Center at 734-764-9310 or [email protected].


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