Comment: TPS, Border Searches

Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about the designation of TPS for Venezuelans, CRS report on the inquiry into unwarranted searches at the border and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below.

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Article: What You Need to Know about Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela by Lennet Penate for Immigration Impact

News: CRS Report on Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border

Focus: 2021 International Advisors Seminar

Zoom Webinars: Thursdays March 25 & April 22 & May 13, 2021 2pm to 3:30pm (Eastern Time)

Discounted Price $199
Deadline: Registrations received after 11:59pm ET, March 23 are not guaranteed attendance.

Speakers: Terrence L. Olsen ("Terry") (Discussion Leader), Peter Ganser, Mark Gunter, Dennis Miller, Eliza Plous and many more to be announced


FIRST Zoom Session on March 25:

Reopening of U.S. Colleges/Universities for Fall 2021

  • Consulate re-openings - What to expect, and how to plan accordingly
  • Visa Issuances/Border Entries - air & land - Contact Consulate, Or Airport CBP, Or both?
  • National Interest Exception(s)- To be, or not to be?
  • Hybrid School Environments - Drafting plans, and revising them
  • Maintenance of Residence & Living Conditions for International Students who could not, or cannot return to their home country
  • What changes adopted during 2020 should be terminated, and what changes adopted during 2020 should be institutionalized

SECOND Zoom Session on April 22:

International Advisors Role Beyond the first 100 Days of Biden

  • PDSO/DSO & RO/ARO certification & training - Will there be mandated training courses? Will background checks be required? Can training prevent lawsuits?
  • Site visits & reports - Differences between phone site visits as compared to in-person site visits - and how to prepare for SEVP Field Representative reports.
  • USCIS & DOS forms - When should these forms be completed by the International Student Advisor, and when should they not. Discussion of risk, liability, and lawsuits.
  • Harmless error - Will this return, and to what extent it will return. What is really harmless?
  • Planning for Uncertainty - The Pandemic has demonstrated that you cannot plan enough for the unknown. How to plan, and prepare for the unknown?

THIRD Zoom Session on May 13:

Innovative Campus-based Virtual Learning Programs & Cultural Diversity

  • HBCUs - Past, Present & Future International Outreach Efforts & Beyond.
  • Virtual Exchange programs - How to effectively use them in a hybrid school environment, and how to keep using them into "beyond" hybrid models.
  • Zoom Recruitment & Education - How much should be done by the school? How much should be done via consultants? How much can be done via volunteer assistance?
  • CPT without leaving your room - Different approaches to CPT training, and leveraging it best for the student.
  • Building international internship partnerships - How to think outside of the box. How to do something different than everyone else. How to be unique & effective without going beyond budget.

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