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Immigration Law

SEVP Deploys More Field Reps to Schools

"The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) deployed 14 additional field representatives to territories across the country this week. The field representatives serve as liaisons between the nearly 9,000 U.S. schools that enroll international students and SEVP. The program, housed within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), certifies schools to enroll international students and protects national security by overseeing those students for compliance with U.S. laws.

The field representatives serve as a key resource for schools on the SEVP certification and recertification processes, and they educate schools on the program's rules and regulations and federal laws governing international students studying in the United States. They also protect national security by improving the data integrity of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), an Internet-based system that houses information on international students and exchange visitors while they are in the United States. This data is used by government agencies to ensure compliance with U.S. laws.

With the new class, SEVP now has a 28 total of field reps based in 21 states across the country. Some states, based on the number of SEVP-certified schools, have multiple field representatives." - ICE, Nov. 17, 2014.