Posted on December 30th, 2011
According to a recent report published by the Council of Graduate Schools, more international students are enrolling in graduate schools for business despite the poor economic climate.
This year saw a six percent total increase of international students attending graduate school MBA programs, compared to no growth in 2010. Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management had a 12 percent jump in foreign student enrollment from the previous school year alone. 2011 saw the greatest increase in immigrant students traveling abroad for graduate school since 2007.
Most students come from Taiwan, China, and Vietnam in order to return home with the intention of getting a leg up on their careers at multinational companies.
If you are considering coming to the United States to study, you will have to apply for a student visa. For assistance on the process, contact the Orange County student visa lawyers of Garg and Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151.
Posted on September 27th, 2011
Recently, the Department of Homeland security launched a website titled “Study in the States” in an effort to make obtaining or renewing an F-1 student visa easier for current and potential international students.
“Study in the States” provides international students with information from all federal agencies involved in the student visa application, approval, and renewal processes. The website features tips, individual accounts, public service announcements, blogs, videos, and social medic connections to help keep international students adequately informed.
Currently, about 1.1 million students studying at universities in the U.S. are international students.
Officials say they hope that making the visa process easier for students will encourage them to stay and work in the United States after graduating.
If you have questions about the F-1 student visa application process, contact the Orange County student visa attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about how we can help you.
Posted on January 14th, 2011
Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act. The act would allow children who were brought to the country illegally to become citizens through school or military service. Last month, the Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act with a 55-41 vote.
President Obama expressed his disappointment that the Senate was unable to pass the DREAM Act and stated that he “will not give up on the DREAM Act, or on the important business of fixing our broken immigration system”. Since the vote, several state legislators have shown that they are not giving up on the DREAM Act either. In California, assemblyman Gil Cedillo introduced a the DREAM Act to apply to the state of California.
Cedillo says that he plans to divide the bill into two separate bills. The first would allow illegal immigrant students that are California residents to apply for a Cal Grant. Cal Grants provide student financial aid through the state to students from low income families and with acceptance to a state community college or University of California school. The second bill would allow illegal immigrant students that are California residents to apply for a fee waiver if they are accepted to another public school or university.
Contact the Orange County immigration lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 today if your or someone you know is a student looking to obtain a student visa in California.