How a Little-Known Program for Foreign Students Became Embroiled in a Hot-Button National Debate

Thousands of foreign students could be forced to leave the United States if a challenge to an obscure federal program is not resolved in the next few weeks.

The program, Optional Practical Training, has become the latest flash point in the contentious debate over immigration.

It just might be the biggest controversy you’ve never heard of — even if you’re on a college campus.

Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Little-Known-Program-for/234973