Comment: Refugees, CGFNs

Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Biden's Commitment to Refugees in Question After Flip-Flopping on Admissions Cap, CGFNs Must Issue Certified Statements to US-Educated BSNs, USCIS Releases Policy Alert on Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Biden's Commitment to Refugees in Question After Flip-Flopping on Admissions Cap by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

Blogging: CGFNs Must Issue Certified Statements to US-Educated BSNs by Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Releases Policy Alert on Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Saravia v. Barr Settlement

Focus: 2021 International Advisors Seminar

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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?

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  • 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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Headline: Arizona Attorney General files suit challenging Biden administration's immigration policies Click here

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