Senators request State Department to accelerate student visa

With the fall semester approaching some international students are still on months long waiting list for their student visa approval

Senators request State Department to accelerate student visa
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Sen. Alex Padilla, chairperson of the Judiciary Committee’s immigration panel and 23 other senators, in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken requested the Government to take measures to accelerate the issuing of student visas to international students prior to the fall semester of various universities.

“While we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge, other competitor countries have issued clear guidance for international students, and we urge the State Department to do everything it can to expeditiously process student visas,” they wrote in the letter.