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Reported: Visas for Chinese students and researchers in sensitive areas restricted

  1. Date Announced

    June 11, 2018

    News agencies report the Trump administration, citing espionage concerns, has adopted new screening policies for Chinese students and researchers in sensitive fields and has limited some visas to one year instead of five. [ID #724]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 11, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    In news reports in November 2018, the administration is reported to be considering implementing additional vetting measures for Chinese students.

    Reuters: Fearing espionage, U.S. weighs tighter rules on Chinese students
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action


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