A life in limbo

For H1-B visa holders, a layoff means a severe career derailment. By Lydia DePillis Until March, Ashwani Chandra’s life was proceeding according to plan. After getting a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, he worked for three years...

12 Best STEM Colleges For International Students: Why A Tech Education Matters

By Sarah Munir The U.S. is fast becoming the destination of choice for an increasing number of foreign undergraduate students. International student enrollment in stateside universities has increased by 42% over the past five years, soaring from 784,481 international students in...

More US schools accused of denying education to immigrants

By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights lawyers have sued a third U.S. school district over what they call a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools. The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit...

ICE releases quarterly international student data

WASHINGTON — There are nearly 1.2 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying in the United States according to the latest “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international student trends prepared by the Student and...

Fed set up fake university, arrest 21 in bogus visa case

By David Porter NEWARK, N.J. — The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign students...

U.S. Rejects 30 Syrian Refugees Amid Tightened Security

WASHINGTON — The United States has recently rejected 30 Syrians out of thousands seeking to enter the country, Obama administration officials told a congressional panel on Wednesday, as the United States tightens vetting of immigrants and other visitors following attacks in...

Nonprofits and Governors Clash Over Syrian Refugees

The debate over Syrian refugees in the U.S. is stoking an unusual struggle between nonprofit groups helping people from broken lands and governors in about two dozen states who object to their arrivals. Once the Department of Homeland Security clears refugees after reviews by...

Governor Greg Abbott threatens refugee resettlement, visa waiver program gets overhaul

HOUSTON, TX – In trying to keep Syrian refugees out of the Lone Star State, Governor Greg Abbott warns a Dallas refugee resettlement charity that he will cut state funding if they continue assisting Syrian refugees. Immigration lawyer Robert F. Loughran, with Foster Global...

The Origins of Jihadist-Inspired Attackers in the U.S.

By SERGIO PEÇANHA and K.K. REBECCA LAI All of the Sept. 11 attackers entered the United States using tourist, business or student visas. Since then, most of the attackers in the United States claiming or appearing to be motivated by extremist Islam were born in this country or...

F-1 OPT STEM Extensions Unchanged by Court Order

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an Interim Final Rule to extend the period of F-1 post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) from 12 months to 29 months for graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). On...
12
?>