ICE Requires Foreign Exchange Students to Leave U.S.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6, 2020 that all Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students who are part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program must depart the United States if their sponsoring school only offers online learning in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the school year will begin in less than two months, many educational institutions are trying to find ways to serve their international students while navigating these new guidelines.

At Diamondback Legal, we are proud to announce the Diamondback Initiative, which is a program designed to help schools create curriculums that comply with Center for Disease Control (CDC) and ICE guidelines. Despite the amount of time given to find solutions, our experienced immigration attorneys are ready to help schools find a way for their foreign exchange students to continuing receiving education in the United States.

Diamondback Legal understands how important international students are to educational institutions and the surrounding communities. In fact, these students contribute more than $45 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

If you are a school administrator who is interested in addressing this new policy for the benefit of your international students, contact us today at 602-726-2045 and schedule a free consultation to learn more about the Diamondback Initiative.