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On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is administered by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced modifications to temporary exemptions related to the in-person instruction of international students for the upcoming fall 2020 semester. Per the ICE announcement, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security […]

On Friday, May 29th, President Trump issued a proclamation restricting the admission of certain Chinese graduate students and researchers to the United States, effective June 1st.   Validity Period  This proclamation was issued with indefinite validity, remaining in effect until affirmatively terminated by the President.    Scope of Restriction  The proclamation applies […]

On Friday, May 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new policy memorandum notifying its officers of a change in USCIS policy regarding the interpretation and calculation of unlawful presence for foreign nationals in the United States as F-1 Students, J-1 Exchange Visitors, or M-1 Vocational Students, […]