Columbia University, continuing its tradition as a preeminent world center of learning, hosts more than 14,000 international students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars from over 150 countries plus family members who accompany them.
President Biden issued a proclamation on January 20, 2021 that revoked several Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders from the Trump administration. The Department of State updated their U.S. Visa News section on January 22, 2021 with the following information that pertains to nonimmigrants.
President Biden issued a memorandum on January 20, 2021 “... to ensure that the President’s appointees or designees have the opportunity to review any new or pending rules.” Paragraph 2 of the memorandum requires that all rules from the previous administration that were pending publication in the Federal Register but were not yet published ...
On January 26, 2021, ACE (American Council on Education) sent a letter to USCIS regarding the critical situation of extensive delays in receipting and adjudicating OPT applications at USCIS lockbox locations. These delays cause extreme anxiety and jeopardize employment opportunities of OPT applicants.