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Katie Westerlund, SEVP, USA

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.

US tightens visa checks following Boston bombings

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.


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