[lg policy] Reports: US to Change Visa Policy for Chinese Students

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 10:23:27 EDT 2018


 Reports: US to Change Visa Policy for Chinese Students
June 01, 2018 5:57 PM

   - VOA News

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[image: FILE -- In this May 2012 file photo, Chinese students wait outside
the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China.]
FILE -- In this May 2012 file photo, Chinese students wait outside the U.S.
Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China.
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U.S. news reports said Friday that the State Department was expected to
change its policy later this month for some visas issued to Chinese
students.

The Associated Press reported this week that under the new policy, U.S.
consular officers may limit how long visas are valid for Chinese students,
rather than the usual practice of issuing them for the maximum possible
length.

When contacted by Voice of America, State Department spokesman Richard
Buangan, offered no details about the reported changes, but said, “All visa
cases are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis according to U.S. law and
applicable regulations.”

“As always, although the majority of visa applicants receive full validity
visas, consular officers have the right to limit visas as appropriate for
the specific case,” he said.

According to the Associated Press, under the new policy, Chinese graduate
students will be limited to one-year visas if they are studying in fields
like robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing.

The report said Chinese citizens seeking visas would also need special
clearance from multiple U.S. agencies if they worked in companies that
require higher scrutiny.

Buangan, who is managing director for International Media Engagement, and
former spokesman of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, told VOA that “national
security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications.”

"We are constantly working to find ways to improve our screening processes
and to support legitimate travel and immigration to the United States while
protecting U.S. citizens and national interests,” he said.

*VOA's Nike Ching contributed to this report.*


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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