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Immigration Law

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. DATES: The Department will accept comments on the proposed regulation from the public up to July 1, 2013." - Federal Register/ Vol. 78, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2013.