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DHS proposes rule to establish fixed time admission for F, J and I nonimmigrants

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 25, 2020

    DHS issues a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a fixed time period of admission for F, J, and I nonimmigrants for academic studies, exchange visitors, and representatives of foreign information media. Currently, F, J, and I nonimmigrants are admitted for duration of status, i.e., for the duration of time in which nonimmigrants are compliant with their nonimmigrant category. [ID# 1176]

    Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Studies, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media
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  3. Biden Administration Action

    June 1, 2021

    2021.06.01 Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media

    This Biden administration action provides notice of the intention to revoke the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    In June 2021, OMB published notice that DHS intends to withdraw the proposed Trump-era ICE rule eliminating the availability of "duration of status" and providing a maximum period of authorized stay for certain categories of nonimmigrants traveling to the United States.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    July 6, 2021

    2021.07.04_Policy Withdrawal

    This Biden administration action revokes the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    In July 2021, DHS withdrew the proposed Trump-era ICE rule eliminating the availability of "duration of status" and providing a maximum period of authorized stay for certain categories of nonimmigrants traveling to the United States.

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Current Status

Not in effect
June 1, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
July 6, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

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