What the Biden Administration Can Do to Help our Afghan Fulbrighters and Other Exchange Visitors

Both executive and congressional actions are needed in order to provide safe, legal pathways for our Afghan allies who wish to pursue higher education opportunities in the United States. In particular, relief is needed for Afghan Fulbright scholars and other exchange visitors, both current and alumni of the program.

Afghan Fulbrighters and Other Exchange Visitors Need Waivers from 2-year Home Residency Requirement

Background: Fulbright students and scholars receive J-1 visas to study in the United States. This type of visa requires that holders who have received U.S. government funding return to their home country for a two-year period before they are eligible to apply for another more permanent type of immigration status in the United States.

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