2.8 Million Non-Immigrant Visas Rejected in 2017

Non-immigrant visas saw changes in 2017 on the order of the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. These changes in the policy were made only to restrict entry of people from certain countries. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released numbers regarding non-immigrant visas to see if there have been any changes in numbers since the policy changes in 2017. …

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International Students: Are You Unlawfully Present in the United States?

Are you “unlawfully present” in the United States? On August 9, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new policy regarding what is called “unlawfully present” particularly for exchange and foreign students in the U.S. The change has many students concerned. First, “unlawfully present” is used to describe the status of students who spend some time …

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Saudi Arabia Forces Its Foreign Students in Canada to Study Elsewhere

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Tensions are high between Saudi Arabia and Canada. After Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador from their country, they now want their students in Canada to study somewhere else. There are about 16,000 students from Saudi Arabia who are currently studying in Canada. The Saudi government has frozen their scholarships and given them all orders to find a school in …

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Celebrate the True Essence of Devotion with Eid-ul-Adha

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Muslims across the world predominantly celebrate two festivals — Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adhaa. Just over a month ago, we celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr, popularly known as the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month, Ramadan. And now starts the countdown to the next Muslim holiday, which falls on the 20th of August, 2018. Back home in India, these festivals marked …

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