September 15, 2014
September 14, 2014
September 13, 2014
New CIS Report Criticizes SEVP Enforcement Record
A new report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) concludes that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), the office responsible for overseeing close to 1.2 million foreign students currently living in the United States and the nearly 7,000 educational institutions that sponsor them, regularly fails to exercise its enforcement authority despite significant resources and regulatory responsibility.
Although CIS may have undisclosed motives in issuing the report, this area appears to have been neglected by the government. Specifically, the report finds that the SEVP rarely denies applications granting schools the authority to issue the Form I-20, which permits foreign nationals to obtain student visas abroad, and averages only 2.2 indictments of fraudulent academic institutions known as “visa mills” per year. The report further notes that the SEVP had recertified only 19 percent of approved institutions as of March 2012, despite a Congressional mandate to recertify all institutions every two years.
<span class="advertise"> Advertisement </span>
- Florida Judge Holds That Oyster Shucking Not Part of “Agriculture” For The Purposes Of Migrant Workers’ Act
- Cap Gap Expiration Approaching: Some Employees' Work Authorization May End on October 1, 2014
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fines Luxury Hotel $1.9 for Undocumented Workers
- Department of State Releases October 2014 Visa Bulletin
- 6 Little Known Facts About H-1B Visas
- Recent Updates from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Leadership on EB-5