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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Georgetown University joined 64 other universities in signing an amicus brief in a lawsuit that opposes strict punishments for international students studying in the United States with expired visas.

GU Signs Amicus Brief, Challenges Strict Visa Policy

Georgetown University signed onto an Dec. 21 amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging a recent immigration policy change that tightens regulations on visas for international students studying in the United States. Under the new policy, unlawful presence begins as soon as a violation of the visa occurs rather than after[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

Jetlagged from a 12-hour flight and lugging two 50-pound suitcases behind her, Rachelle Bonja (SFS ’20) had finally made it to the United States. Growing up in Aleppo, Syria, Bonja, arrived alone in Washington, D.C. with no phone, no credit card and no idea how to get to Georgetown University[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
Navigating the HB1 Visa Cap

Navigating the HB1 Visa Cap

‘I know this is a bit far away, but …” My heart sank as I saw the all-too-familiar question coming, “What’s your plan after graduation, going back to China or staying in America?” To leave or to stay, this classical question for newcomers never fails to engender my American peers’[Read More…]

by January 15, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Syrian Refugees Closer to US Visas

The dozen Syrian women who were scheduled to perform the play “Syria: The Trojan Women” on campus last week before the State Department denied their visa applications saw their chances of eventually performing in the United States advance, after receiving their re-entry passes for Jordan, where they are living as[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The refugees who perform “Syria: Trojan Women” were denied visas to the United States, cancelling their performance at Georgetown.

Syrian Performers Denied Visas

A dozen Syrian women scheduled to perform the play “Syria: Trojan Women” on campus later this month will no longer be coming to Georgetown, after the U.S. government denied their visa applications. The women, who are currently living as refugees in Amman, Jordan, are not permitted to enter the United[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Stress of Preparing to Travel Abroad

Visto. Consulado. Estrangeiro. Visa. Consulate. Foreigner. These are words that have unfortunately become very familiar for me over the past few weeks. It all started when I returned home to California for the summer and realized with horror that I had misplaced my passport. I immediately launched myself and my[Read More…]