90 Miles From Tyranny : No More Cheating: Trump Tightens Rules for Student Visas Under new rule, ‘unlawful presence’ will start accruing as soon as visa holders are out of compliance

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

No More Cheating: Trump Tightens Rules for Student Visas Under new rule, ‘unlawful presence’ will start accruing as soon as visa holders are out of compliance

President Donald Trump’s administration has published a final regulation tightening rules governing foreign students studying in the United States.

Students studying under F, J or M visas will have less leeway when it comes to “unlawful presence” due to violating the terms of their visas, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

“As a result of public engagement and stakeholder feedback, USCIS has adjusted the unlawful presence policy to address a concern raised in the public’s comments, ultimately improving how we implement the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility as a whole and reducing the number of overstays in these visa categories,” USCIS Director Francis Cissna said in a statement.

“USCIS remains dedicated to protecting the integrity of our nation’s immigration system and ensuring the faithful execution of our laws. People who overstay or violate the terms of their visas should not remain in the United States. Foreign students who are no longer properly enrolled in school are violating the terms of their student visa and should be held accountable.”

The change deals with visa holders who drop out of school, fail to maintain the minimum number of academic credits or violate some other condition of remaining a student in...Read More HERE

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