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    SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester


    July 6, 2020


    WASHINGTON – The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications Monday to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule.
    Temporary exemptions for the fall 2020 semester include:




    1. Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status. If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.
    2. Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools operating under normal in-person classes are bound by existing federal regulations. Eligible F students may take a maximum of one class or three credit hours online.
    3. Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools adopting a hybrid model—that is, a mixture of online and in person classes—will be allowed to take more than one class or three credit hours online. These schools must certify to SEVP, through the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” certifying that the program is not entirely online, that the student is not taking an entirely online course load this semester, and that the student is taking the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree program. The above exemptions do not apply to F-1 students in English language training programs or M-1 students pursing vocational degrees, who are not permitted to enroll in any online courses.

    Schools should update their information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 10 days of the change if they begin the fall semester with in-person classes but are later required to switch to only online classes, or a nonimmigrant student changes their course selections, and as a result, ends up taking an entirely online course load. Nonimmigrant students within the United States are not permitted to take a full course of study through online classes. If students find themselves in this situation, they must leave the country or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status such as a reduced course load or appropriate medical leave.



    Due to COVID-19, SEVP instituted a temporary exemption regarding online courses for the spring and summer semesters. This policy permitted nonimmigrant students to take more online courses than normally permitted by federal regulation to maintain their nonimmigrant status during the COVID-19 emergency.



    F-1 nonimmigrant students pursue academic coursework and M-1 nonimmigrant students pursue vocational coursework while studying in the United States.

    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/se...courses-during
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    Department of Homeland Security also needs to DEMAND that NO illegal aliens will be enrolled in our taxpayer funded schools ever again.

    Any school who enrolls illegal aliens should receive NO Federal Funding.

    Deport the minor children with their illegal alien parents.

    Enrolling these illegals in our schools is harboring, aiding, and abetting these illegals to continue to pour across our border and the taxpayers should not be funding their education!

    They are not U.S. citizens and have no right to sneak across our border and show up in our schools expecting U.S. citizens to pay for their tuition, food, ESL classes, and expenses!

    Our schools are overcrowded, they have NO budget for this. Teacher are underpaid and we are dumbing down our own students with this lawless policy!

    $15 GRAND per illegal, per year. OUR money that should be spent on teacher raises and repairing our broken down schools.

    4 illegal kids in ONE family costs us $60 GRAND per year! $60 GRAND is a lot of money for these schools to pass on to the teachers.
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    Harvard Announces 100% Virtual Classes For Students Both On and Off Campus – ICE Announces Exchange Students No Longer Qualify For Visas…


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