F-1 Foreign Students: How to Avoid Unlawful Presence - Recording (.MP3)
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.
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