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Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers and assists USCIS officers in the calculation of unlawful presence of those in student (F nonimmigrant), exchange visitor (J nonimmigrant), or vocational student(M nonimmigrant) status and their dependents while in the United States.

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USCIS Changes Policies on Unlawful Presence Calculation and Worksite Location Requirements for Foreign Students

In a recent analysis of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) system used to monitor academic students (F-1), vocational students (M-1) and exchange visitors (J-1)—DHS determined that of the nearly 1.5 million students and exchange who were either expected to change status or depart the United States in FY 2016 there was an estimated overstay rate of 6.19% for F-1s, 11.60% for M-1s and 3.80 % for J-1s.

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Breaking News: New Unlawful Presence memo on F, J, M visas

Breaking News: New Unlawful Presence memo on F, J, M visas

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USCIS Revises Unlawful Presence Rules for Students and Exchange Visitors

F, J and M nonimmigrants who fail to maintain nonimmigrant status before August 9, 2018 will generally start accruing unlawful presence on that day.

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Trump administration targets foreign students overstaying visa period

Holders of F, J and M visas will be declared that they are unlawfully present in the US from “the day after” they finish their course or study programme or their optional practical training (OPT).

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Trump blamed as U.S. colleges lure fewer foreign students

U.S. colleges blame the administration’s immigration policies as they fall behind foreign competitors in vying for international students.

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USCIS Lays Out Far-Reaching Anti-Immigration Agenda

In an April 4, 2018 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna laid out a series of measures to make it far more difficult for the most sought-after employees in the world – individuals with degrees in science and engineering fields – to work in the United States. 

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Tips for Silicon Valley University Students following the Shut Down!

Tips for Silicon Valley University Students following the Shut Down!

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Want to Go Abroad to Study? The Wrong Agent May Get You Deported

Last week, 52 Indian students were deported from Georgia due to a problem with their visas.

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How Donald Trump will mar marriage prospects of Indian techies

Indian IT engineers have been prized catches in the marriage market but slowly they are losing their hot status. Layoffs, pay cuts and US visa restrictions have taken the sheen off an Indian software engineer's job. 

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