Proposed bill would allow K-12 F-1 visa holders to remain longer than one year

A bill was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow international students (F-1 visa holders) to enroll in public high schools for longer than one year.  The “Strengthening America’s Public Schools Through Promoting Foreign Investment Act” would ensure that officials at all Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified K-12 public schools can enroll students for more than one year, just as regulations already allow for private K-12 schools.  U.S. Representatives Bill Owens, (D-NY), and Chris Gibson, (R-NY) introduced the bill last week hoping to stave off the threat of closures in rural school districts that are experiencing decreased enrollment.

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