My family has had several exchange students
mom and dad had 3 from Chile, Ecuador and Dominican Republic/ brother had a Japanese student
this year we were about to have one and the EO for students and F1 and J1 visas was issued
We are working thru the Rotary Club for our exchange but this EO leaves us wondering as to the following statement from ICE
It says a student must leave if the classes go online as changed by the school system / so far our school is "in class" and we expect our student on the 3rd of August with school starting the 12th.
Who is responsible for the student to leave if something happens during the school year? and what if this change is only temporary? could the student stay if the classes were online for only 2 weeks or a month? Or does the student need to leave immediately?
Our student is from Chile and they have called several times being very worried about the EO
Schools should update their information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 10 days of the change if they begin the fall semester with in-person classes but are later required to switch to only online classes, or a nonimmigrant student changes their course selections, and as a result, ends up taking an entirely online course load. Nonimmigrant students within the United States are not permitted to take a full course of study through online classes. If students find themselves in this situation, they must leave the country or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status such as a reduced course load or appropriate medical leave.