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07/19/2011
Charlotte, NC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Thomas C. Briggs, a former employee of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), pled guilty to concealing and shielding foreign college students who were in violation of the terms of their student visas, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/30/2011
Dallas, TX
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Twenty-seven immigration status violators, visa overstays, and foreign students were arrested last week by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for violating the conditions of their visas.

06/04/2012
Dallas, TX
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Forty immigration status violators, visa overstays and foreign students were arrested for violating the conditions of their nonimmigrant visas during a 12-day operation ending Friday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Hee Sun Shim (also known as Leonard Shim and Leo Shim), 53, of Beverly Hills, the owner and manager of the schools, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to conspiracy and immigration document fraud.

03/11/2015
Los Angeles, CA
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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The three defendants allegedly ran a "pay-to-stay" scheme through three schools in Koreatown – Prodee University/Neo-America Language School; Walter Jay M.D. Institute, an Educational Center (WJMD); and the American College of Forensic Studies (ACFS) – and a fourth school currently operating in Alhambra, Likie Fashion and Technology College.

04/30/2015
New York, NY
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Suresh Hiranandaney, 61, Lalit Chabria, 54, and Anita Chabria, 50, each pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit student visa fraud; one count of conspiracy to commit student fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit student financial aid fraud. Each count carries a maximum of five years in prison. The defendants’ sentencing date is scheduled for Sept. 10.
04/05/2016
Newark, NJ
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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Twenty-one brokers, recruiters, and employers were arrested Tuesday from across the United States, who allegedly conspired with more than a thousand foreign nationals to fraudulently maintain student and foreign worker visas through a “pay-to-stay” New Jersey college.
06/04/2012
Newark, NJ
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Eight of nine people were arrested Tuesday for their alleged participation in a widespread foreign student visa fraud, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Dhirenkumar Parikh and his co-conspirators defrauded the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) by providing foreign nationals, for a fee...
02/21/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Ying Huang, 23, a Chinese citizen, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to one count of passport fraud, one count of mail fraud, and aiding and abetting.

12/25/2014
Seattle, WA
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Keshav Mukund Bhide, 24, departed on an international flight Wednesday afternoon from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Special agents from HSI and the FBI escorted Bhide to the airport and confirmed his departure. He cannot return to the U.S. for 10 years.
09/03/2015
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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9 percent increase in international students, 32 percent increase in students from India since 2014
03/09/2016
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
The final rule replaces the existing 2008 interim final rule, and amends the current regulations at 8 C.F.R. parts 214 and 274a, regarding OPT for F-1 nonimmigrant students who have completed a STEM degree. The rule posted to the Federal Register Wednesday, March 9, 2016, for public inspection and will go into effect Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
08/30/2016
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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Based on data extracted from SEVIS July 7, international student enrollment at U.S. schools increased 5.5 percent compared to July 2015. In July, there were 8,673 U.S. schools with SEVP certification to enroll international students, about a two percent decrease from the previous year.

04/21/2014
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

The updates make it easier to search for nonimmigrant students by SEVIS ID numbers and work with lists of nonimmigrant students within SEVIS. For the first time since SEVIS was launched in 2003, SEVIS users will be able to open a nonimmigrant record from any list in SEVIS, take action on that record and return directly to the same list.

06/23/2017
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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Based on data extracted from SEVIS May 5, the international student population increased 2 percent compared to May 2016, with 76 percent of students enrolled in higher education programs of study.

04/30/2018
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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Slight decrease from May 2017; Stark declines from Saudi Arabia, South Korea

06/30/2014
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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The revamped site also features streamlined navigation and a blog geared to international students and school officials. Users can translate the site into multiple languages.
11/16/2014
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
The field representatives serve as a key resource for schools on the SEVP certification and recertification processes, and they educate schools on the program's rules and regulations and federal laws governing international students studying in the United States.
04/29/2015
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
In order to be certified by SEVP to enroll international students, U.S. schools must nominate a designated school official to serve as a liaison between the school and SEVP.
12/14/2015
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
With the new class, SEVP now has 58 field representatives. Field representatives manage territories in one of three U.S. regions – eastern, central and western. Once fully staffed, each region will have 20 field representatives, for a nationwide total of 60.
01/04/2011
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
ICE's National Security Investigations Division (NSID)-part of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-leads efforts to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations that threaten the security of the United States.
03/02/2014
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced it will extend the suspension of certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant Haitian students who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti.

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