F and M students attending schools operating entirely online during the fall 2020 semester may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. This is the latest news from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued in a Broadcast Message (click here) to schools. Immigration and Customs
Check out the current edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here). Here are the stories we are flagging for you this week:
- Data breach litigation — breach of contract, negligence, invasion of privacy.
- STEM OPT worksite visits by Homeland Security related to F-1 students working for a company.
- $1.2 million civil fine
This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here) includes blurbs about:
- Portugal’s GDPR-implementing legislation.
- Increased and new fees for international students and colleges/universities related to international students.
- Salary history ban in Kansas City applicable to private employers.
- The Federal Trade Commission rescinds certain model forms and disclosures.
- Data breaches.
Ever wonder who else is participating in E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility program? Now you can find out. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides access to their participating employer database through the E-Verify Employers Search Tool. While there are some limitations, the search tool covers currently enrolled employers and federal contractors in E-Verify…
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be extending work permits for Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries while separately, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published a notice extending benefits for certain Haitian students with F-1 visas.
USCIS is extending the TPS designation for Haiti for 18 months, from January 23, 2013…
Check out the latest edition of E-Verify Connection, a publication of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Clocking in at one page, it is packed with interesting information, including:
- The expanded list of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) designated degree programs that qualify eligible graduates for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Quick programming note —