On October 22, 2020 UCIEP submitted feedback on the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to replace the duration of status designation for F-1 and J-1 visa holders with a fixed period of admissibility. This proposed rule stands to create an unprecedented disruption in recruitment and enrollment of international students in English language programs in the U.S.

In addition, UCIEP together with TESOL and EnglishUSA issued a joint statement  on the topic that was also submitted to the public comments section of the Federal Register.  

The closing date for comments on the proposed rule is October 26, 2020.  

If you would like to make a comment on the rule, please send it directly to DHS via this site:  https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=ICEB-2019-0006