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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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Education Department Updates HEERF FAQs

On May 11, 2021, the Department of Education (DoEd) released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) grants under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Notably, the FAQs reverse a narrow position that had been taken by DoEd under
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USCIS Restores Deference in EB Petition Extension Adjudications

A revision to USCIS Policy Manual 2 USCIS-PM A.4.B. restores a certain amount of deference to employment-based petition extension adjudications, and requires adjudicators to "obtain supervisory approval before deviating from a prior approval in their final decision." USCIS Policy Alert PA-2021-05
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DHS Takes Steps to Implement Preferred Use of Immigration Terminology

A pair of memos from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provide guidance to the respective DHS bureaus on "the preferred use of immigration terminology within the federal government. The Administration’s view is also reflected in the U.S
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Basics of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Extract from the NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 Practice Note Individuals seeking advice on TPS eligibility, whether they should apply for TPS if they do qualify, extensions of TPS, travel and employment while on TPS, TPS and the maintenance of nonimmigrant status, and transitions out of TPS, should be
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