The new policy, which becomes effective August 9, 2018, provides that nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors will start accruing unlawful presence either:
(1) the day after the visa holder no longer pursues the course of study or the authorized activity, or the day after they engage in an unauthorized activity; or
(2) the day after they complete the course of study or program, including any authorized practical training plus any authorized grace period.
In addition, visa holders start accruing unlawful presence on:
(3) the day after their I-94 expires; or
(4) the day after an immigration judge orders their deportation or removal of the individual.
If you are currently a foreign student or exchange visitor and or even an employer of an F, J or M visa holder and have more questions about the new policy please contact our office.