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DHS/USICE RIN: 1653-AA71 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Eligibility Checks of Nominated and Current Designated School Officials of Schools That Enroll F and M Nonimmigrant Students and of Exchange Visitor Program-Designated Sponsors of J Nonimmigrants 
Abstract:

ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) protects national security by ensuring that DHS and DOS have essential data related to (F & M) nonimmigrant students and (J) exchange visitors.   This rule would improve vetting of designated school officials (DSOs) and responsible officers (ROs), who are responsible for ensuring that ICE has access to accurate data on covered individuals via the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).  By requiring DSOs and ROs to undergo an eligibility check, the rule would help DHS intervene in and prevent potential criminal activities or threats to national security that may result from non-compliance by  DSOs & SEVP-certified schools or ROs & Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) sponsors.  The rule would also ensure that SEVP has the necessary enforcement and accountability mechanisms built into the SEVIS to safeguard U.S. security interests.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.3    8 CFR 214.4   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1102    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1372   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Molly Stubbs
ICE Regulatory Coordinator
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20536
Phone:202 732-6202
Email: molly.stubbs@ice.dhs.gov

Katherine H. Westerlund
Acting Section Chief, SEVP Policy, Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Potomac Center North, STOP 5600, 500 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20536-5600
Phone:703 603-3400
Email: sevp@ice.dhs.gov

Brad Tuttle
Attorney Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20536
Phone:202 732-5000
Email: bradley.c.tuttle@ice.dhs.gov