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Hewie Ho
4 months ago
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International student unemployment due to COVID-19

Hello, my name is Hewie and I am in a tough situation right now. Here is my background. I am an international student who graduated in December 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering. I also got my Engineer in Training certificate in Environmental Engineering.

I am currently in OPT right now and the issued date was on February 1st. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), my unemployment cannot last more than 90 days, which is approximately by the end of April. If I am unemployed by the end of April, I have to get back to Hong Kong... I was supposed to have a few interviews at the end of March but due to COVID-19, my interview appointments had to cancel or postpone.

I am still waiting for further notice from USCIS. I have been losing sleep worrying about my status and financial security. I would really hope some civil/environmental engineering companies can give me an interview chance. It can be any paid/unpaid position!

#coronavirus #interview #internationalstudent #OPT #unemployment #help

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Bridgett Irving
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Very nice to offer Heweii a job for rent John. The Government will send everyone back too work in April.

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John Huang
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Howie any chance you can consult with a lawyer to see if any exceptions can be made? Could be an opportunity to find more international students together to petition the USCIS. I wish I could do more to help but I can at least offer my support. Don't give up!

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