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DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces the New Initiative to Streamline the International Student Visa Process

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton  announced a new initiative to streamline the international student visa process for foreign students seeking to study in the United States. The Study in the States initiative is a key component of a government-wide effort to encourage the best and brightest foreign students to study and remain in the U.S.

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Guestbook Entry for Rachna, United States

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Rachna
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Dear Mr. Khanna and the immigration.com staff, I really express my sincere thanks for the sound and correct advise, help and support I have received from your esteemed offices. Thanks also for the kindness and benevolence, you showed on me by understanding my financial problems and doing my case pro bono. May God bless you all.

Guestbook Entry for Shashi, United States

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Shashi
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DE
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He got to know our issue and helped us pro-bono. He is great at his capabilities. He is simply superb. No words to say how dedicated he is towards his clients. He helps to the maximum extent possible. It would make any one feel confident about their cases, if Rajiv sir takes their case. Their clients know what he is. No one disagrees with it I believe. Thanks sir for your help.

DHS Publishes Notice Employment Authorization For Libyan F-1 Students

[Federal Register: June 10, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 112)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 33970-33974]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

8 CFR Part 214

[Docket No. ICEB-2011-0003]
RIN 1653-ZA03

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

Media Note Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC
May 20, 2011

 

[Also available in Persian]

 

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 validity of three months, single entry.

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ICE Announces Expanded List Of STEM Degree Programs

News Releases

May 12, 2011

 

WASHINGTON-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension-an important step forward in the Obama administration's continued commitment to fixing our broken immigration system and expanding access to the nation's pool of talented high skilled graduates in the science and technology fields.

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SEVIS II Guidance: Addressing DSO Questions About SEVIS II

As many of you know, SEVP and its partners at the Department of State (DoS) have been working toward a two-phase deployment of SEVIS II. Phase one, the creation of customer accounts and the migration of school and sponsor records, was planned to start in March of this year, and phase two, full operating capability, was planned to deploy in October. This schedule has changed. For the reasons described below, a final decision on the schedule has not been reached. However, we can say that SEVIS II will not be deployed this year.

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ICE Notice to Former Tri-Valley University Students

Attention Former Tri-Valley University Students

If you were formerly enrolled as an F-1 student at TVU and have been terminated in SEVIS, please note the following.

SEVP terminated the records of all F-1 students enrolled at TVU as of January 18, 2011. You should call SEVP Response Center (SRC) at 703-603-3400. This number will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST), seven days a week. At other times you may leave a telephone number at which SEVP will return your call the next day.

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