No Change In Visa Policy, Says US | Read

PUBLISHED ON: March 24, 2018 | Duration: 5 min, 22 sec

   
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The number of visas issued to foreign students by the US fell sharply last year amid stricter immigration rules. According to reports, in the year ended September 30, 2017, the state department issued 393,573 student visas-F1 visas. It's 17% below the previous year and 40% below the 2015 peak. And just on Monday, the Trump administration announced it was stopping the processing of H1-B premium visas that affect a large number of skilled Indian IT officials. We spoke to Joseph Pomper, Minister of Consular Affairs at the US Embassy and Karl Adams, Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer who rejected that there had been any drop in student visas or any change in the larger policy of the Trump administration, saying in fact there were 21,000 more Indian students studying in US last year, that headlines were not data. But added that a student visa did not necessarily assure you a job or H1-B visa in the future and there was no guarantee you could end up working in the US.
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