US Mulls Visa Limitations for Tech Students

Trump administration officials are said to be planning to limit the validity of some visas issued to Chinese students to prevent the alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.

The State Department says the changes may start June 11, after which U.S. consular officers may limit Chinese students to a one-year visa, rather than issuing them the maximum possible length as previously practiced, if they are studying in fields like robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing.

US embassies and consulates were also instructed to require special clearances from multiple US agencies from Chinese citizens who wish to apply for a visa if they work as researchers or managers for companies on a U.S. Commerce Department list of entities that require higher scrutiny.

Source: CNBC

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