At the end of January the US state of Washington was the first to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump in a bid to stop his executive order barring entry to the United States from seven countries. About a week later, over seventeen states had filed an amicus brief to support the lawsuit.
A vocational schools operator in Los Angeles has pleaded guilty to charges of visa fraud as part of a plea bargain after a Homeland Security investigation dating back to 2011. The probe uncovered a multimillion dollar ‘pay-to-stay’ student visa scam in which international students came to the US on study visas but ‘never studied’.
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Iraq: Iraqi universities are gearing up to offer more English language tuition. English is in demand in the Iraqi job market, and employers often need to send their employees abroad to study.
Japan’s Education Ministry has published its latest draft guidelines on public education, to come into effect from 2020 after a ‘transition’ from 2018. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports that the principal aim of the guidelines, released in February, is ‘to reinforce the teaching of English’.