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CA3 Rips Feds Over Fake School Scam: Fang v. ICE
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fang v. ICE "The only consideration that could arguably give us pause is the Government’s shifting position on whether the students are the victims of fraud or themselves participants in the fraud for having come here to attend the nonexistent... Read More

Tags: f-1 , students , ICE

ICE to Hike Fees for Foreign Students, Exchange Visitors, Schools
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 22, 2019 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized changes to fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools. The new fees will take... Read More

Experts: We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot by Rejecting International Students
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Emmie R. Smith, Apr. 6, 2018 - "At the beginning of April, students haunt their email inboxes to see where they have been admitted to college. An admissions envelope usually brings a sigh of relief. This year, however, international... Read More

Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 - "This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria... Read More

More Than 16,000 International Students Affected by Dept. of Education Action
Posted on 17 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This decision affects more than 16,000... Read More

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish
Posted on 26 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President... Read More

Is the UMass Amherst Ban on Iranian Science Students Overkill?
Posted on 16 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new policy stating that the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will no longer admit students from Iran to certain engineering- and science-related programs has attracted criticism and stirred questions about the extent of universities’... Read More

J-1 Students in South Carolina Exploited for Cheap Labor - SPLC Complaint
Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, July 27, 2016 - "Foreign college students who paid thousands of dollars to spend their summer living and working in the United States as part of a federal cultural exchange program were exploited by a labor broker who used the program as a... Read More

USCIS to Propose SSN/DL Solution for F/M Students on 14 Sept 2012
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Programs are aware of current difficulties that some F and M students have when applying for... Read More

Tags: students , sevp , USCIS , save , SSN

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Employment Authorization for Syrian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct... Read More

Syria TPS: Correction; Employment Authorization for F-1 Students
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Correction : "In notice document 2012–7498 appearing on pages 19026 through 19030 in the issue of Thursday, March 29, 2012, make the following corrections: 1. On page 19026, third column, in the DATES section, in the last sentence, ‘‘September... Read More

Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic obtained a landmark decision terminating immigration court proceedings against their client because of illegal conduct by Hollywood police. The decision may be the first to recognize that Constitutional... Read More

Advance Copy of DHS / ICE Notice: EAD Extension for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Haiti and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of... Read More

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iran General License G authorizing accredited U.S. academic institutions to establish and operate undergraduate and graduate academic exchange agreements with Iranian universities, including the... Read More

Advance COPY of ICE Notice Providing Relief to Certain Nepali F-1 Students
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/09/2015 - Employment Authorization for Nepali F-1 Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the April 25, 2015 Earthquake in the Federal Democratic... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Nepal , students , earthquake , DHS , ICE