On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced that it will no longer provide exemptions to international students to take online classes during the fall 2020 semester due to the Coronavirus (COVID) pandemic. Here is all you need to know about the new rule and how it might affect you.
Yesterday, April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation stopping green card applications from abroad during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and economic downturn. Here is what you need to know about how this travel restriction and suspension may apply to you and your family and what you can do.
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a new travel ban…again. The newest travel ban is a “presidential proclamation” instead of an “executive order.” In practical terms, the title does not make a difference – it is still a travel ban that stops immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, with a few additional countries added. It is important to note that there is one particularly concerning detail in the new ban.
The implementation of the Executive Order has varied greatly from airport to airport, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have or have not been complying with federal court emergency stays and temporary restraining order. Furthermore, the State Department and Department of Homeland Security have provided varying official statements and quotes to the media regarding the effect of the Executive Order.
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