Note that the foreign student industry is a billion dollar industry which actually helps Universities to thrive in the United States. In fact, many of the foreign students help the economy according to the Institute of International Education:
By decreasing the opportunities on the STEM OPT, many of the foreign students will not willing to the United States and will prefer to choose another destination. This will turn affect US schools and the US economy.
We encourage all of you to go on the OPT 24 months extension proposed rule and comment how this law will not only be helpful to the students but also to the US economy.