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Immigration Law

Advance Copy of DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or related experience from three years to the equivalent of two years full-time teaching experience; introduce a required cultural component; and propose the implementation of a two-year bar for repeat participation to foster the purpose of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, (“Fulbright-Hays Act”). These proposed changes will enhance the integrity and programmatic effectiveness of the teacher category." - FR Doc. 2013-10400 Filed 05/01/2013 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 05/02/2013.