Los Angeles, CA – Will the powerful International education lobby be successful in weakening the U. S. Patriot Act? The Full Disclosure Network(R) Video Blog entitled “Terrorist Visa Loopholes in U. S. Patriot Act?” covers the crossroads battle waged between the powerful international education lobby and the U. S government over the renewal of provisions in the U. S. Patriot Act pertaining to the security regulations on foreign student visas. This 8 and a half minute video blog is available on demand, 24/7 as a public service. Provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act will expire December 31, 2005 unless renewed by the Congress. The U. S. Senate is expected to begin debate this coming week.

The U. S Department of Homeland Security estimated that 220,000 new foreign students and exchange visitors are expected to enroll in the fall of 2005. In 2001 there were 547,687 foreign students enrolled in U. S. colleges and university. According to a Florida University study the number of foreign students in the United States has grown considerably since the 9/ll attack on the World Trade twin towers.

Appearing in the Video Blog are:

  • Jim White, Legal Counselor UCLA International Student Services
  • Richard Knickerbocker, Constitutional Attorney who represented David Bradford former UCLA Registration Deputy whose landmark 1991 lawsuit Bradford vs U C Regents held that undocumented students were not eligible for benefits, including reduced “in-state” tuition at the California University System, including the Community Colleges.
  • Georgie Anne Geyer, Author and Syndicated Columnist

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