An investigation found that a handful of suspicious companies with unclear business dealings and virtually no online footprint were employing students through the country’s Optional Practical Training program.
As reports reveal another 90 international students impacted, lawyers claim some were duped into violating immigration rules in "pay-to-stay" scandal in Detroit, MI. Meanwhile, six of the recruiters are sentenced to jail.
Twenty one people have been charged this week after helping over a thousand foreign nationals obtain fraudulent student visas and foreign worker visas through a fake university created by the US government.
International students interested in studying in the US have a new source of information on immigration rules and visa processes – a video produced by the Student Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) and posted on its recently launched Study in the States website. Student to Student: Studying in the States is the first video of its kind from the Department of Homeland Security.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a "notice of intent to withdraw" accreditation to California's University of Herguan after federal agents charged CEO, Jerry Wang, with visa fraud. Wang was arrested just a day after the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would require all HE institutions to have national or regional accreditation.