Foreign Student Visa Loopholes #315
November 8, 2001One Comment
Los Angeles, CA — Loopholes created by the U. S. Congress in 1996 made it possible for foreign students to disappear, unaccounted for, throughout the United States without prior background checks, or verification that they ever showed up for classes. This is according to Jim White, Legal Counsel with UCLA’s International Student Services who participated in a Full Disclosure interview that was originally videotaped on November 8, 2001, three weeks following the 9/11 Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York.
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White also described how the over half a million Foreign Students in the United States could vanish without any paperwork or notification to the U. S. Immigration authorities. He told Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton “sometimes I see documents come back from the INS Central Data Base indicating their records show a particular student at our school, and upon checking, we find that the student never showed up. I don’t know if it’s an oversight or intentional”.
Also, appearing on the program is Richard Knickerbocker, Constitutional Attorney who represented former UCLA Deputy Registrar David Bradford whose lawsuit challenged UCLA’s policy of certifying illegal aliens as legal residents to qualify for “in state” tuition. Knickerbocker predicted in the Bradford case that Foreign Students could bring in drugs and criminals could enter the country under the guise of student visas, and that they would come without any intention of returning to their homelands.
Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the problems encountered in the immigration and criminal justice system from the broad perspectives of law enforcement, judiciary, public defenders and criminal defense attorneys.