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Reported: Administration considers removing programs from J-1 visa eligibility

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 27, 2017

    The Trump Administration is reported to consider removal of programs from J-1 visa. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Trump Administration is considering major reductions in cultural exchange programs, including those for au pairs and summer workers, that allow young people from foreign countries to work in the United States. [ID #694]

    Press Report: Trump Administration Considering Cuts to Culltural Exchange Visas

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • October 31, 2019 The J-visa program currently includes the following eligible categories: Au Pair; Camp Counselor; College and University Student; Government Visitor; Intern; International Visitor; Physician; Professor; Research Scholar; Secondary School Student; Short-Term Scholar; Specialist; Summer Work Travel; Teacher; Trainee. A State Dept summary of the category requirements can be [found here]( 22 CFR 62 et seq



Trump-Era Policy Documents

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