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Exchange Visitors and Exchange Visitor Programs

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Fees, Forms, Filing Procedures

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Institutional Obligations and Compliance

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International Faculty, Staff, Researchers

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International Students and Schools

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U.S. Immigration Systems, Data, Status, and Concepts

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Visas, Travel, Entry

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The Congressional Review Act

Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can review and overturn certain regulations promulgated by an executive agency, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, etc. Congress can use the CRA only to invalidate an agency final rule in
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OFLC Stakeholder Engagements

Links to summaries and key takeaways from public stakeholder meetings conducted by the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), prepared by the NAFSA ISSRP EB subcommittee.
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An Immigration Glossary

Immigration Glossary Term ▴ Definition Type EVUS Electronic Visa Update System Acronym DS-2019 Certificate of eligibility for J exchange visitor status, issued through SEVIS by an exchange visitor program designated by the Department of State. Form DS-7002 Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP)
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DHS Adds 22 Fields to STEM Designated Degree Program List

A Federal Register notice published January 21, 2022 announced that DHS "is amending the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List by adding 22 qualifying fields of study and a corresponding Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for each." See 87 FR 3317 (January
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DHS Entry/Exit Overstay Report

Each year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) generates a "report to provide data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who were expected to depart in each Fiscal Year." DHS posts the annual overstay reports on its Entry/Exit Overstay Report page
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DOS Proposes Sharp Increases to Visa and 212(e) Waiver Fees

In a proposed rule published at 86 FR 74018 (December 29, 2021), the Department of State (DOS) proposes sharply raising key visa and processing fees. For example, the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee for F-1, J-1, and other non-petition-based visas would see a 53% hike, and the MRV fee for petition
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DOS Restores Helpful F Student Residence Abroad Guidance to FAM

On December 20, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) used by consular officers, to restore helpful distinctions to the residence abroad requirement for F students. Restoration of this guidance was one of NAFSA's specific recommendations to DOS. Here is the new
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Geographic COVID-19 Entry Proclamations

Update: Proclamation 10329 of December 28, 2021, A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10315, revoked the southern Africa entry ban effective 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on December 31, 2021. Sources: Proclamation 10329 of December 28, 2021, A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10315
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