15 foregin students arrested opt stem fraud phase 1 dhs uscis

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today that they had arrested 15 Foreign Students for OPT-related fraud due to Operation OPTical Illusion. Quick Summary About ICE Arrests Phase 1 of the Ongoing Operation resulted in 15 arrests. These students claimed to be employed in Companies that did not exist (or fake companies) One Company was Identified…

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uscis completes second h1b lottery

Update August 14, 2020 – Reports Indicate that USCIS completed H1B Visa Second Lottery. Did you get Registration Selection Notification from the Second H1B Visa Lottery? Please post an update in the comment (or in this Facebook group thread). Here is the screenshot of the second round of H1B Visa Lottery Selection. Is your H1B…

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f1 visa students rule rescinded by ICE

Proposed F1 Visa students rule for Fall 2020 is Rescinded (canceled) by the government. The timeline: July 6, 2020 – F1 Visa Rule Proposed – New Guidelines July 7, 2020 – FAQ’s was Published July 8, 2020 – Harvard and MIT Filed a Lawsuit July 14, 2020 – ICE Rescinds the Proposed rule Several Universities…

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new f1 visa rules for fall 2020 sevp ice m1 visa

Breaking News – SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during the fall 2020 semester. Here’s the official press release. Temporary Exemption that was announced earlier in the year is now modified. Note – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a…

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