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Foreign Student Visas

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Feb 13, 2007 at 19:43

I heard that after graduation, foreign students may stay in the US for one year on a related work program. They can keep extending that, and if they manage to remain here for 5 years, they can apply for green cards and then citizenship. Does anyone know if this is correct? If so, does it apply equally to all nationalities?

Also, I read a small article somewhere (can't remember where) that after 9-11, the number of Saudi students granted visas was either down to nothing or drastically reduced because of the time the vetting process involved, but that President Bush has recently made an agreement with the Saudi's to accept 10,000 new students (in one year?) -- too many at one time for the immigration services to properly scrutinize. Then I never saw anything else about it. Has anyone out there read anything further on it? If it's true, shouldn't the public be made very aware of it?

What on earth is he thinking about?

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