15 Foreign Students Arrested by ICE for OPT Fraud – 1100 Could be Deported – Operation OPTical Illusion
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15 Foreign Students Arrested by ICE for OPT Fraud – 1100 Could be Deported – Operation OPTical Illusion

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…

Interview with Mandy from Argo Visa – Former Visa Officer (+ Student Visa Interview Tips)
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Interview with Mandy from Argo Visa – Former Visa Officer (+ Student Visa Interview Tips)

Have you ever wondered why Visa officers, after issuing 214(b) rejection, don’t give you the actual reasons for denial? If they give you the “Real Reason” for denial, wouldn’t that help you with your next visa attempt? What if you knew your weakness or chances of US visa denial is high before your interview, wouldn’t…

New SEVP Policy: Direct Relationship Between Employment and Area of Study to be Determined by DSO
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New SEVP Policy: Direct Relationship Between Employment and Area of Study to be Determined by DSO

On Sept. 30, 2019, SEVP published new policy guidance – “Practical Training: Determining a Direct Relationship Between Employment and a Student’s Major Area of Study.” This new SEVP policy was published on Sep 30, 2019. Not many DSO’s will be aware of this new guidance yet. Please share this page with your DSO and ask…

Court Issued Nationwide Preliminary Injunction for Unlawful Presence Memo. What Does That Mean?
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Court Issued Nationwide Preliminary Injunction for Unlawful Presence Memo. What Does That Mean?

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction for Unlawful Presence Memo! What does that even mean? What about the word Enjoins in the following statement? “The motion is GRANTED in that the Court hereby enjoins implementation, in all applications, of the memorandum titled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants” Is that good or bad? You…