ICE Arrests 15 F1 Students on OPT for Fraud, 1100 in violation

ICE Arrest Students in F1 OPT violation News Oct 2020

Today US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 15 students on F1 Visa OPT, who fraudulently used OPT program to stay in the country. It is part of an operation called “OPTical Illusion”. The operation was part of ICE enforcement that monitors F1 students for compliance and their status. SEVP and ICE monitors over one …

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Update : DHS cancels July 6th Guidance for F1, M Students. No need to leave US

Lawsuit against DHS - ICE by MIT and Harvard Case info

Recently The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave guidance to schools that says In-person classes are must for F1, M students and they cannot be fully enrolled  in online only classes. If the schools do not offer in-person or mixed mode classes, then such students have …

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New Public Charge Rule Impact for F1 Students, F2, OPT, STEM OPT?

Public Charge Rule Impact for F1 - F2 - OPT and STEM OPT Students

Trump administration published the final version of the new ‘public charge rule’ officially called as “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” that is expected to have significant impact on most types of US visa holders and future Green Card Applicants. USCIS announced that Public Charge rule is effective from Feb 24th, 2020 after judgment from Supreme …

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