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Coronavirus Death in Graduate Student Housing Near Columbia Frightens Community; Residents Have to Quickly Leave


Panic, anger, and fear. Residents living at the International House — a dormitory building mostly housing graduate students just off 122nd Street and Riverside Drive — expressed these emotions after learning two members of their community tested positive for coronavirus. One of them died Saturday from complications related to the virus, according to an email sent to residents late Saturday night.

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March 2020 Visa Bulletin - Extreme Retrogression for EB-3 Worldwide (except China and India)

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.

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F-1 Visa To Marriage-Based Green Card

One mistake many international students make is filing for status adjustment at an inappropriate  time. This is because applying for a status adjustment just shortly after entering the U.S. can be considered too early and may subject your intentions to suspicion by the USCIS.

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Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

The proposed California legislation authorizes student-athletes at all 24 California public and private colleges and universities to market their name, image, and likeness and restricts the ability of the NCAA to prevent student-athletes from participating in any such marketing opportunities.

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Automatic Termination of Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students If They Transfer to a Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level

USCIS reminds F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level (for example, beginning a master’s program after completing a bachelor’s degree) automatically terminates their OPT as well as their corresponding employment authorization document (EAD). 

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F-1 students, volunteering, and unpaid internships - what to know

Generally put, an F-1 student must have employment authorization to work. This authorization is work approved as practical training. 

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Court Grants Injunction Blocking August 9th USCIS Unlawful Presence Memo for F-1 Students

You may recall that several colleges had filed a lawsuit in October 2018 against DHS arguing that the August 9th Unlawful Presence memo was unlawful because it did not go through the required regulatory process, the policy change is arbitrary and capricious, it violates the 1996 statute that created the concept of unlawful presence, and violates Due Process.

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Immigration Information for F-1 Students

Federal law requires you to carry “registration” documents at all times, including your I-20 and passport with I-94 card attached or F-1 admission stamp (depending on what you received upon your last entry to the U.S.). Below is an overview of the documents related to your F-1 status

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Running in Circles: Does Applying to Change Status to F-1 Make Sense Anymore?

Congress created the F-1 visa category in 1924, allowing foreign nationals to come to the United States and study. Initially, legislators were driven by the idea that U.S.

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