NewsFlash! Executive Order Will Bar Entry of Certain Students and Researchers from China

This afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order that will temporarily bar admission of certain F-1 students and J-1 researchers from China. Effective June 1, 2020, any citizen of China involved with China’s “military-civil fusion strategy” will not be admitted in F-1 or J-1 status. The order defines military-civil fusion strategy as “… actions by or at the behest of the PRC to acquire and divert foreign technologies, specifically critical and emerging technologies, to incorporate into and advance [China’s] military capabilities.”

The executive order includes a number of exceptions to this rule. Notably, this order does not apply to F-1 students from China who are pursuing undergraduate studies.


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