New Visa Restrictions on International Students

In summary, the Trump administration is limiting the visa term for international students to four years. This is a response to the previous ruling about international students leaving the country if they take all in person classes during the fall. There is a lot of opposition to this policy, but it's unclear how it will be changed.
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What are your thoughts on this new ruling from the administration limiting the visa term for international students? Is there any way this can be stopped like the previous one was (about international students leaving the country if they take all in person classes during the fall)?

This is the CNN article about it: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cn...inistration-international-students/index.html

The ruling itself with comments: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=ICEB-2019-0006

While all of the comments (that I read) are against the new policy, I am not sure what difference they make.
 
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According to the posting, comment will be accepted until 25 Oct 2020.

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There was a submission portal associated with the URL you provided.

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Some advice:

1. When they say feedback is only available through the following channels, they really really mean it. Feedback through other channels will not just be ignored, it probably won't even be delivered to the decision-makers.

2. In the feedback, make sure that it is clear that you have read the proposed rules and can speak to them as they are not proposed, and not rely solely on what is published in the media or political outlets, which may be incorrect, oversimplified or biased. Use the same language as in the proposed rule: e.g. "Extension Of Status" and not "renewal".

3. Be specific about what you don't like and how it should be changed. Is the objection that there shouldn't be student visas at all and people should be free to come and study as they wish? Is the objection that biometrics would be required? Is the objection that four years is too short a time before requiring an Extension Of Status? Is the problem not with J-1's but with J-2? Whatever it is, be specific.

4. Anticipate objections and address them. If you say "4 years is too short before requiring an Extension Of Status" someone will say "yes, but Country X, Y and Z have shorter periods and they are fine". You shouldn't assume that the rule-making body is unaware of X, Y and Z. You should explain what is wrong with that argument.

5. Be to the point.
 
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Some advice:

1. When they say feedback is only available through the following channels, they really really mean it. Feedback through other channels will not just be ignored, it probably won't even be delivered to the decision-makers.

2. In the feedback, make sure that it is clear that you have read the proposed rules and can speak to them as they are not proposed, and not rely solely on what is published in the media or political outlets, which may be incorrect, oversimplified or biased. Use the same language as in the proposed rule: e.g. "Extension Of Status" and not "renewal".

3. Be specific about what you don't like and how it should be changed. Is the objection that there shouldn't be student visas at all and people should be free to come and study as they wish? Is the objection that biometrics would be required? Is the objection that four years is too short a time before requiring an Extension Of Status? Is the problem not with J-1's but with J-2? Whatever it is, be specific.

4. Anticipate objections and address them. If you say "4 years is too short before requiring an Extension Of Status" someone will say "yes, but Country X, Y and Z have shorter periods and they are fine". You shouldn't assume that the rule-making body is unaware of X, Y and Z. You should explain what is wrong with that argument.

5. Be to the point.
That's very helpful, thank you so much! Can I run my comments by you before I submit them?
 

1. What are the new visa restrictions on international students?

The new visa restrictions on international students are policies implemented by the government that limit the number of international students allowed to study in a particular country. These restrictions often include stricter requirements for obtaining a student visa, limits on the number of hours international students can work, and increased scrutiny on the type of educational institutions international students can attend.

2. Why are there new visa restrictions on international students?

The reasons for new visa restrictions on international students vary depending on the country and government policies. Some common reasons include concerns about national security, protecting job opportunities for citizens, and controlling the number of immigrants. In some cases, these restrictions may also be influenced by political or economic factors.

3. Will these new visa restrictions affect my ability to study abroad?

Yes, the new visa restrictions on international students can affect your ability to study abroad. It is important to carefully research and understand the specific restrictions in the country you are interested in studying in before making any plans. Some restrictions may make it more difficult to obtain a visa, while others may limit the types of institutions you can attend or the length of your stay.

4. How can I prepare for these new visa restrictions as an international student?

As an international student, it is important to stay informed about any changes in visa restrictions and to carefully follow all visa requirements and guidelines. Additionally, it may be helpful to seek guidance from your school's international student office or a reputable immigration lawyer to ensure you are fully prepared for any potential restrictions or changes.

5. Are there any exceptions to these new visa restrictions?

There may be exceptions to these new visa restrictions for certain groups or circumstances. For example, some countries may have specific agreements in place that allow for easier access to student visas for certain nationalities. Additionally, international students who are already enrolled in a program may be exempt from new restrictions for the duration of their studies. However, it is important to carefully research and understand the specific restrictions and exceptions in the country you are interested in studying in.

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