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Immigration Laws Pose Challenges for Both International Students and U.S. Colleges  

Author:  Susan Girardo  Roy.

Source: Volume 16, Number 02, Winter 2015 , pp.27-30(4)

Campus Safety & Student Development

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Nearly 500,000 foreign citizens attend college in the United States on “F-1” or full-time student visas. The first in a two-part series on immigration and higher education by a distinguished practitioner in immigration law, this article comprehensively examines the obligations and responsibilities of students and schools regarding F-1 status. Failure to comply with regulations governing these visas, which can range from not carrying a sufficient course load or allowing registration at a participating college or university to lapse, to submitting application forms that are incomplete or late, can have serious consequences for school and student alike.

Keywords: 8 C.F.R. Sec. 214; student visa; tourist or other nonimmigrant visa; Student and Exchange Visitor Program; petition for certification; reporting requirements; Gani v. State University of New York; Matter of Karedes v. Colella; Miller v. State of New

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