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ICE Seeks Comments on F-1 ‘Pathway Programs’

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued draft guidance (1210-03) that is of particular note to colleges and universities enrolling foreign students into “pathway programs”.  The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is currently requesting comments from the public on guidance addressing the certification of a school’s pathway program … Continue Reading

France Lessens Work Authorization Application Burden for Master II Level Applicants

Master’s Degree students in France who are reaching the end of their programs no longer need to apply for A.P.S. (“Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour”) at least four months in advance, a major relaxation of administrative burdens on foreign students and employers alike. According to Decree N°2014-921,  such students seeking employment authorization may now file their … Continue Reading

ICE Announces Deployment of SEVP Field Representatives to Certified Schools

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for approval and oversight to schools authorized to enroll F and M nonimmigrant students. SEVP provides guidance to both schools and students about the requirements for maintenance of their status, and ensures that government agencies have essential data related … Continue Reading

GT and Marymount Manhattan Host Seminar Covering Higher Education and Immigration Reform

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance practice Co-Chair Laura Reiff and attorney Nataliya Rymer spoke at a breakfast seminar co-hosted by Greenberg Traurig and Marymount Manhattan College in New York, NY. The seminar addressed comprehensive immigration reform and assistance with international recruitment efforts for colleges and universities.  Laura and Nataliya … Continue Reading

Leaders in Higher Education Call for Immigration Reform

As the immigration reform debate endures in the House of Representatives, leaders in higher education are continuing their call for improvements to the nation’s immigration system. Most recently, presidents of 28 Catholic and Jesuit colleges and universities united in a fast for immigration reform on Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014). In doing so, they joined … Continue Reading