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

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 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]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda does not include any potential rulemaking to this effect.

    Spring 2020 Agency Rule List: State Department
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action


WSJ: Trump Admin. Considers Cuts to Summer Work Visas

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