Let international students go remote if schools are hybrid without VISA implications


Let international students go remote if schools are hybrid without VISA implications

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This petition addresses the following clause in the recent ICE messaging (https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/bcm2007-01.pdf) that restricts international students from being within the US if colleges go fully online, and also forces international students to return to the US (despite travel bans, fears of getting COVID-19, financial instability, the concern that schools will suddenly switch online again & we are forced to leave) if schools are hybrid. ICE has trapped students in this decision!

  1. The bolded clause below NEEDS TO CHANGE to something like: Students enrolled at a school that is offering hybrid models (a mix of online & in-person coursework) will be able to engage in remote learning from their home country without any implications to their F-1 status or SEVIS status.
  2. We also want to change the fact that students enrolled in online-only colleges must be forced to leave the US and you can sign that petition in the link below. 

For the fall 2020 semester, continuing F and M students outside of the United States, whose schools of enrollment are only offering online classes, may remain in Active status in SEVIS if they are taking online courses and are able to meet the normal full course of study requirements or the requirements for a reduced course of study. Only students enrolled at a school that is only offering online coursework can engage in remote learning from their home country. In this case, DSOs should annotate the student’s record to make it clear that the student is outside the US but taking full time online courses as that is the only choice offered by the school.

2nd petition to sign: https://www.change.org/p/student-and-exchange-visitor-program-sevp-allow-f-1-and-m-1-students-to-remain-in-the-us-with-online-only-classes?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23305237_en-US%3A1&recruiter=962325&recruited_by_id=ff152df0-d11c-012f-5faa-4040f855b16c&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial



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