In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

US To Prohibit Nigerian College students To 2-12 months Programs

US To Restrict Nigerian Students To 2-Year Courses

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A proposed authorities coverage in america is searching for to limit overseas college students, together with Nigerians to be admitted into US universities for no more than a two-year interval.

 

This comes a number of months after a failed plan to strip worldwide college students of their visas if they aren’t required to attend some lessons in particular person, throughout coronavirus lockdown, in July.

 

The brand new pointers from the Division of Homeland Safety (DHS), if permitted, imply affected college students can be barred from four-year programs within the US.

 

It was not instantly clear if Nigerian college students at the moment finding out within the US could be affected.

 

Within the new measures printed within the US federal register and scheduled for announcement on Friday, the DHS proposed a “most admission interval of as much as 2 years for sure college students”, together with these from Nigeria.

 

Among the many international locations focused within the new coverage are these on the US “State sponsor of terrorism checklist” and college students from international locations that guests have overstay charge of greater than 10 %.

 

The DHS 2019 overstay report places Nigeria’s in-country overstay charge at 11.12 %; most African international locations are additionally above the 10 % most charge.

“A key objective of shifting aliens in F standing from D/S to an admission for a hard and fast time interval is to offer pre-defined time durations for immigration officers to judge whether or not a nonimmigrant has maintained his or her standing,” the DHS stated.

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“If an immigration officer finds that an alien violated his or her standing previous to or in the course of the course of an EOS adjudication and denies the EOS request, the alien usually would start accruing illegal presence the day after issuance of the denial.”

 

It additionally stated that the proposed rule seeks to scale back cases wherein F, J, and I nonimmigrants — principally college students and alternate guests — “unlawfully stay in america after their program or sensible coaching ends.”

 

“Beneath this proposed rule, aliens who stay in america past a hard and fast time interval usually would start accruing illegal presence,” it stated.

 

Following the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration was in July compelled to desert a plan to strip worldwide college students of their visas if they aren’t required to attend some lessons in particular person.

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