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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SEVP: In-person Classes must for F1, M students. If not, leave US. No Visas

SEVP Guidance for Fall 2020 - F1 and M Students

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to the exemptions that they had for F and M students during the COVID-19. They made in-person classes mandatory for Fall 2020 and gave guidance for schools and F1 and M visa students for Fall 2020. We …

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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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F1 Unlawful Presence Memo Lawsuit – Blocked by Court. Why? Next?

As many of you know last year news, USCIS published F1 Unlawful Presence Memo in 2018, with effective date of August 9th, 2018 that changed the way they calculate the unlawful presence. There was a lawsuit filed on this memo by a group of institutions late last year. This was in court for some time …

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F1 CPT Rules: ICE, SEVP, Federal Regulations References- 1 Year, Day 1

CPT Official ICE and SEVP Rules for Day 1 or 1 year Article Info

Many F1 Students on Day 1 CPT from Univ. of Farmington, which is a fake school created by federal agents, were recently arrested for not maintaining F1 status and engaging in unauthorized employment, etc. In the past, we have written articles that tells if you can get CPT from Day 1 for second masters, but …

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Day 1 CPT – F1 Foreign Students Arrests in US – Univ. of Farmington

F1 CPT Students Arrested Day 1 Program Farmington News Info

Many of you are aware of the past issues from fake universities such as Trivalley State University, University of  Northern New Jersey that impacted many hundreds of F1 students. On the same lines, earlier today ICE arrested many F1 foreign students in multiple cities, who all were attending a fake school created by federal agents …

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F1 to H1B COS (Change of Status) Denied Letter(Real) by USCIS

F1 to H1B Visa Change of Status Denial Letter info

F1 visa status to H1B Visa Change of Status(COS) is one of the most common application types filed with USCIS. Unfortunately, some of the COS are denied due to various reasons, couple of these are not maintaining proper status by exceeding the unemployment days allowed and not having training plan compliance as per regulations. Unfortunately, …

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F1 OPT Student in Cap Gap – H1B Pending – Work after Sep 30th? FAQs

As you know, with the recent suspension of H1B Premium Processing until Feb 2019, it becomes very challenging and tricky for many of the F1 students on OPT  Cap Gap and working, who have filed H1B visa petition and in pending state. We will look at the regulations and other details like if one can …

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