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Problems still abound in student visa program

Today my commentary is based on an article that appeared in Government Executive Magazine on July 18, 2012.  In fact, the title for that article serves as the title for my commentary.  The Government Executive Magazine article was itself predicated on a GAO report that was issued in June 2012 and bore the title:

STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight Functions

GAO Report Targets Sham Universities; Senate Making Noise about Changes

Like many of her Democratic Congressional colleagues, this summer Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) trailed in re-election polling. McCaskill lagged several points behind challenger U.S. Rep. Todd Akin until he made his outrageous remark that “legitimate” rape rarely causes pregnancy. Despite his offensive, crude and inaccurate comment, Akin steadfastly refuses to withdraw.  Akin’s support has dramatically eroded. In July Akin led McCaskill by 11 points; today, he’s 17 points behind.

Exposed: The Scandalous Practice of Using Overseas Agents to Place Foreign-Born Students in American Universities

Are you concerned about getting your child or grandchild into college? You should be.

Charity Must Begin At Home

The candidates for the Republican nomination for the Presidential election are on the campaign trail giving speeches and trying to appeal to the voters and, perhaps even more importantly, fundraising.  They will, of necessity, speak in broad sweeping terms to try to appeal to the broadest audience.

Reporters bring their egos and their preconceived notions with them when they interview the candidates.

Government Of the People, By the People and For the People?

"Government of the people, by the people and for the people" was President Abraham Lincoln's eloquent way of describing the relationship between the citizens of the United States and their government in his Gettysburg Address.

That famous quote is often repeated but there seems to be scant attention paid to what those amazing 11 words really mean.

DHS Unilaterally Extends Visa Expiration Time Limits for STEM Graduates; Will Other Visa Categories Follow?

In a news release issued with little fanfare, the Department of Homeland Security announced two weeks ago that certain categorie
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