FREE FAPSC Webinar - April 2, 2009 at 2PM, EST
SEVIS- Big Changes on the Horizon
If your school enrolls foreign students, this webinar is a must!
Join us Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 2:00 pm ET when Aaron Lacey of Dow Lohnes PLLC will discuss the significant changes occurring in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, including the reorganization and expansion of SEVP, the new Recertification process, and the introduction of SEVIS II. Aaron will focus on the timing and substance of these changes, and review basic steps schools should be taking in preparation
Postsecondary institutions in Florida educate high numbers of foreign students, and all indicators suggest that these numbers are on the rise. Enrolling foreign students carries with it some unique challenges, including compliance with the complex requirements of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which is intended to manage foreign student enrollment, is undergoing dramatic changes. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is experiencing unprecedented growth. New rules have recently been promulgated, new enforcement agents are being hired, and SEVP soon will initiate a mandatory Recertification cycle that will require a review of the status of every participating school.
The webinar will last approximately one hour, including time for a question and answer session.
This webinar is a free member service provided by FAPSC. Feel free to share with your colleagues. Please contact Kathy Mizereck at (850) 577-3139 or Kathy@FAPSC.org if you have any questions.
Aaron Lacey is an attorney in the Postsecondary Education practice at Dow Lohnes PLLC, where he counsels institutions of higher education regarding compliance with a broad array of federal, state and accrediting agency regulations. Aaron works extensively with institutions on matters involving the education of non-immigrant students and the administration of SEVIS, and has successfully represented institutions facing denial or withdrawal of SEVIS eligibility. Aaron is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.