As a typical government knee-jerk reaction to the recent Boston Marathon bombing, the US is trying to fix some of the current flaws and holes in our current immigration system
embarrassed us trying to fix current student visa flaws - Visa USA Expert
Embarrassed US Trying to Fix Current Student Visa FlawsAs a typical government knee-jerk reaction to the recent Boston Marathon bombing, some current flaws and holes in our current immigration system came to light as federal agents here were issued an order to verify that every foreign student who wants to enter the US has a valid student visa.That’s right. The Homeland Security Secretary had to tell federal agents personally that they now must actually open up a student visa and check the date to make the international student’s visa is legal.What does this mean to you, the international student coming to the US to study? Nothing at all. If you have passed your F-1 Student Visa Interview and your visa has been approved, when you travel to the US and go through our border your visa will be verified as valid. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it?As you will soon see when you come to the US, anything the government is involved with isn’t simple at all. As Senator Chuck Grassley said, “It’s surprising that the administration isn’t already verifying that any student coming into the country has a valid student visa. What’s more concerning is that nearly 12 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we haven’t fixed the problems with identifying visa overstays.”So the US is busy now working on a “fix” in a technological lag in the current student visa system. This technological lag recently allowed a man from Kazakhstan charged with attempting to cover up the Boston Marathon bombings to enter the US even though he was no longer enrolled in school.They are calling it a technological lag but what it really means is that his visa wasn’t even checked to see if it was valid. Either it was looked at and the security officer didn’t know the date, or the valid date wasn’t even looked at at all. Looking at the date and asking a few simple questions could have stopped this incident from happening.The head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano commented, “I think by the end of the month, certainly, we probably will have a technological solution to this particular issue.”She thinks there is a bug in the system so until that bug can be fixed she has reaffirmed that US Customs and Border Protection agents must actually take the time to open up the visa and manually check that the visa is valid.Go USA!– MikeAll information presented here is from my personal research and my attempts to save you time and money when pursuing your dream of coming to the USA to study. Do not take any of this information as LEGAL advice – I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV. This information is gathered from a variety of sources including many U.S. Government websites and I urge you to validate this information as much as possible, just as I do when posting on this blog.