The number of international students in the US topped 1.18 million in May this year, SEVIS data shows. Nepalese students enrolments climbed 18% in the last year, a growth rate outstripping the 2% increase in total international student numbers.
SEVP is doubling its number of field representatives who work to ensure compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and it has published draft guidance for Intensive English Programs relating to conditional admission procedures.
We have this fine line as an organisation with a mission to balance national security but also provide the opportunity for legitimate students to come to the United States and attend legitimate schools. It’s a fine line.
Border agents in the US have been ordered to verify the validity of international student visas when they arrive in the country under new security procedures made effective immediately following the Boston bombings last month, reports the AP. Access to the SEVIS system is being made available now to all airport border staff.