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USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance for Individuals Authorized to Work Under Special Student Relief Provisions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance to clarify the validity period of employment authorization for F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship due to emergent circumstances. USCIS clarified that it can grant off-campus SSR employment authorization for the entire duration of the Federal Register notice validity
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Independent Schools: Mandatory Compliance with Federal Laws After Accepting Federal Loans

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, many independent schools applied for and received certain federal stimulus benefits, such as Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds and Economic Disaster Loans. The federal government has confirmed that acceptance of such aid triggers compliance obligations, including the mandatory provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments
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