19 décembre 2018

New 1-year limit for some Chinese students in US as Senate debates IP risk

By Amy Baker. From June 11, certain Chinese students in the US may have their student visa limited to one year in duration if they are studying in “sensitive” fields such as robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing. More...

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16 décembre 2018

Admitted Russian Agent Came to U.S. on Student Visa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Russian national who pleaded guilty Thursday to acting as a foreign agent in the U.S. entered the country in 2016 on a student visa and completed a master’s degree at American University. More...

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Proposed Rule Benefits Advanced Degree Holders Seeking H-1Bs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. It will likely be easier for advanced degree holders from U.S. universities to get H-1B skilled worker visas under a rule change proposed by the Trump administration. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a proposed rule today that the agency projects will result in a 16 percent increase in the number of H-1B visa recipients who have a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. More...

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27 novembre 2018

Chinese researchers angry over US backtrack on visas

The United States embassy in Beijing has revoked 10-year multiple-entry visas issued to some researchers specialising in China-US relations, a further tightening of entry controls as ties between the two countries worsen, writes Wendy Wu for the South China Morning Post. More...

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26 novembre 2018

Choosing Between Dreams and Family

HomeIranian students are silently subjected to a convoluted and unfair visa process, argues Adam Weinstein. More...

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05 novembre 2018

Trump administration proposes new restriction on student visas

University Business Magazine logoThe Trump administration plans to make a major change to student visas, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Instead of student visas being valid for “duration of status” — that is, for as long as the visa holders are full-time students and meet other requirements — there would be a fixed “maximum period of authorized stay,” with options for extension that are currently unspecified. More...

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31 octobre 2018

Fixed Maximum Terms for Student Visas?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Trump administration published notice on Wednesday that it intends to propose a new rule in fall 2019 establishing a maximum period of authorized stay for international students and other holders of certain nonimmigrant visas. More...

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Unity College Helps Gambian Student Denied Visa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In late August Inside Higher Ed published an article about a student from Gambia who was twice denied a visa to come to the United States despite having secured financial support for her education, including a substantial scholarship to a college in New York State. More...

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A Boost for Graduates of U.S. Universities in H-1B Visa Pool?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Trump administration plans to publish a proposed rule this month that would increase the probability that holders of advanced degrees from U.S. institutions would be selected for one of 85,000 H-1B skilled worker visas available in the annual lottery, Politico reported. More...

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British Scholar Can't Travel Visa-Free Due to Sudan Fieldwork

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A British professor is unable to give a plenary speech at a conference in Arizona because of her academic travels to an archaeological site in Sudan in 2014. She will instead be delivering her talk at the Cultural Evolution Society’s conference, which began Monday at Arizona State University, by Skype. More...

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