Columbia University, continuing its tradition as a preeminent world center of learning, hosts nearly 13,000 international students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars from over 150 countries plus family members who accompany them.
President Trump signed a new Executive Order (EO) today affecting travel of nonimmigrants from six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Iraq has been removed from the list of the original executive order of January 27th. This order was blocked by federal judges on March 15th. Read this New York Times article for more information.
USCIS has announced that starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing refers to an expedited process, for an additional fee, for adjudicating petitions within 15 days. Regularly-filed petitions can take more than four months.