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Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

ICE To Propose Rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission for F, J, and I Nonimmigrants

In the most recent attack on immigration by this administration, ICE has proposed a new rule that will change the period of admission for F, J, and I visa holders to a fixed duration, departing from the long standing practice of admitting those individuals for “duration of status.” The proposed rule will also include a[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

BREAKING: Trump Administration Drops Pandemic Student Visa Policy

In a surprising move, today the Trump Administration pulled back on its previously issued student visa policy, which would have prevented foreign students from remaining in the U.S. to complete their studies if their schools switched to an entirely online/remote format in the autumn. The move was met with widespread criticism and outrage, and rightly[…]

STEM bill passes House

The STEM bill passed the House today. See below information from the House Judiciary Committee: House Approves STEM Legislation For Immediate Release November 30, 2012 Contact: Jessica Baker,  (202) 225-3951 House Approves STEM Legislation Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429) by a vote of 245-139.  This bill eliminates the diversity[…]

Changes to Visa Validity for Iranian Student Applicants in F, J, and M Visa

  The US Dept. of State made the following announcement today: As of May 20, 2011, qualified Iranian applicants for visas in the F, J, and M categories for non-sensitive, non-technical fields of study and research and their dependents will be eligible to receive two-year, multiple-entry visas. This is an increase in the current visa[…]