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New visa rules affect international students

International students who fail to maintain their immigrant status will begin accruing "unlawful presence" days from the date of their visa expiration instead of from the time the violation is discovered, according to a policy announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Under the policy, which goes into effect in August, students overstaying their visa by 180 days can be barred from re-entering the US for three years.

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