The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would limit the duration of status of students on visas, forcing students to renew their visas unnecessarily. The following letter was written to submit as a formal comment on the proposed rule.
October 14, 2020
Acting Regulatory Unit Chief, Office of Policy and Planning
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 12th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20536
Re: DHS Docket No. ICEB-2019-0006-0001, UWC-USA Comments in Response to Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure
As the president of United World College-USA, and on behalf of our school community, which is an international boarding school located in New Mexico, I submit this comment letter in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule, Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure (DHS Docket No. ICEB-2019-0006-0001), published September 25, 2020.
We strongly recommend that the proposed rule be completely withdrawn and that admission for the duration of status remain in effect.
Read the rest of the letter about the DHS Rule here.