On February 6, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a permanent nationwide injunction blocking the August 8, 2018, U.S. Customs and Immigrations Services (USCIS) policy memo that sought to change how days of unlawful presence are counted following a violation of F, M, or J nonimmigrant status. Pieces from Forbes and the PIE News explore the practical implications of the decision and reaction from the field of international education.
- Forbes: Court Hands International Students Big Immigration Victory
- PIE News: U.S. HEIs Welcome Ruling Over Int’l Student “Unlawful Presence” Policy
USCIS has also placed a proposed rule item on its regulatory agenda. Visit NAFSA's resource page on this topic for more information.