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In 2018, USCIS published three new policy memoranda that have had tremendous impact on F-1 foreign students studying in the United States. In addition to enhanced scrutiny by DOS at the U.S. consulates, foreign students currently are facing additional obstacles from the new unlawful presence guidance, as well as from USCIS’s expanded authority to deny applications without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE). Now more than ever, attorneys and their clients must understand all F-1 visa issues thoroughly to ensure that students do not violate status, as any such violations may have devastating consequences regarding dependents and future immigration options in the United States. The panelists will discuss how to deal with the changing policy guidance, examine USCIS regulatory interpretation to identify status violations, and advise students on how to remain in status.
- What Constitutes “Full Course of Study” Under the F-1 Regulations?
- Pitfalls in Employment Authorization: Changes in USCIS Interpretation of Employment Eligibility
- STEM OPT Extensions and Training Plans: What Is Important to USCIS?
- Motion to Reinstate: “To File or Not to File”
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- *David A. M. Ware (DL), Metairie, LA
- *Lucy G. Cheung, New York, NY
- *Elizabeth A. Goss, Boston, MA
- *Anna Stepanova, Owings Mills, MD
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The F-1 Foreign Students: How to Avoid Unlawful Presence
web seminar takes place Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the times noted below:
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