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.
Recent changes in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations mean that designated school officials are now required to carry out an increased range of responsibilities, proving and recording that students are undertaking OPT workplace-based training in a relevant field to their studies.
The ELT sector in the US was given a strong pat on the back from the State Department's Carolina Casagrande at the EnglishUSA conference - stakeholders said they felt emboldened that the government is showing its support.
The US government is increasingly turning to social media to vet international students and scholars, with USCIS recently announcing it would create fake social media accounts to access information on visa applicants.
Developed for third-party, non-US based F-1 international student recruitment agencies, the standards outline best practices for collaborating with US organisations and for successful enrolment into US secondary schools.