ECA Press Release (August 30, 2017)

Dear Sponsors,

The Department has received many inquiries regarding the recent media articles that have included alleged J-1 reductions.  The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has released recent press guidance which states:

  • We refer you to the White House for any comment on potential new policies. It is too early to discuss how, or even if, the Buy American, Hire America could impact the J-1 programs.
  • Presently, we continue to implement the J-1 visa programs at the same levels we have for the past few years, and we appreciate the support that American businesses have shown for the program and its value to their local communities.


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