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International Students May Have to Reapply for Student Visa Every Year

While many U.S. colleges expect lower international enrollment this fall, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a proposal that will only serve to aggravate the situation further.  Should this proposal pass, it will be 18 months before these regulations take effect. What is in the Proposal? It is "to require international students to reapply for permission to stay in the [...]
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H-1 B visa

Top 30 U.S. Companies of New H-1B Petitions Approved in 2016

News Source: National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a Washington-based non-profit think-tank. Title of Report: "H-1B Visas by the Numbers," published on June 1, 2017 H-1B Visa Issued against the Cap YearCAPApproved#Unused199265,00048,60016,400199365,00061,6003,400199465,00060,3004,700199565,00054,20010,800199665,00055,1009,900199765,00065,0000199865,00065,00001999115,000115,00002000115,000115,00002001195,000163,60031,4002002195,00079,100115,9002003195,00078,000117,000200465,00065,0000200565,00065,0000200665,00065,0000200765,00065,0000200865,00065,0000200965,00065,0000201065,00065,0000201165,00065,0000201265,00065,0000201365,00065,0000201465,00065,0000201565,00065,0000201665,00065,0000201765,00065,0000201865,00065,0000/* Here you can add custom CSS for the current table */ /* Lean more about CSS: */ /* To prevent the use [...]
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“Facts and Numbers – More International Students Work in U.S.” (Part 2)

4. Graduates of STEM Majors Have Higher Employment Rates Majors with the top three employment rate among the most numerous graduates: Computer Engineering (76%) Mechanical Engineering (75%) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (75%) 5. Over 50% of those who were approved for OPT are from China and India Data for the table below are from: Pew [...]
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“Facts and Numbers – More International Students Work in U.S.” (Part 1)

F-1 Students and Employment points out: F-1 students may not work off-campus during the first academic year but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions. After the first academic year, F-1 students may engage in three types of off-campus employment: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Optional Practical Training (OPT) (pre-completion or post-completion) Science, [...]
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OPT: More Foreign Students Stay in U.S. to Work

Foreign Students Work in U.S. - What's OPT According to USCIS- Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization before completing their academic studies (pre-completion) and/or after completing their academic [...]
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Felony Burglary

Students Stole Upcoming Statistics Exam and Committed Felony Burglary

News Source: Cosmopolitan Mission Impossible? Where It Happened University of Kentucky Who Committed the Crime Two students at the University of Kentucky Why They Did It Because they wanted to get an easy "A" on their upcoming statistics exam. How the Students Tried to Steal the Exam The first student crawled through air ducts to [...]
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China-Study Abroad News & Scholarships

4 Chinese Students Arrested for Admissions Cheating Scam

Source: Fox News, May 4, 2017 Article: "4 students accused of college admissions entry scam" About 4 Accused Chinese Students NameYue WangShikun ZhangLeyi HuangXiaomeng ChengAge25242121Studied atHult International Business SchoolNortheastern Univ.Pennsylvania State Univ.Arizona State Univ.Arrested inMassachusetts Massachusetts New JerseyArizona/* Here you can add custom CSS for the current table */ /* Lean more about CSS: [...]
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Travel Warning

Warning! U.S. Customs Officials May Examine or Seize Your Cell Phone

Ever since the so-called Patriot Act was signed into law by then US President George W. Bush,  American hysteria in post 911 era has led to a continued erosion of our civil liberties along a growing list of government intrusions to our personal privacy.    This is according to an April 28, 2017 published report by Forbes Magazine. Your [...]
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