USCIS recently stated that full time international students who have a pending H-1B petition as on Oct. 1, 2018, are not eligible to continue to work after October 1, 2018 and they are at the risk of accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after October 1 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only valid through September 30, 2018.According to the regulations an F-1 student who is the beneficiary of a timely filed H-1B