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  • Amendment Passes to Protect J1

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    The Senate Appropriations Committee approved language designed to ensure that any changes made to the J1 Exchange Visitor Program be done publicly, in line with the full notice and comment requirements of the normal federal regulatory process. The amendment was co-sponsored by Senator Chris Coons, Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, and Senator Lisa Murkowksi.
  • Trump Administration Considering Cuts to J1 Visa Program

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    As the Trump administration reviews all visa classes under the “Buy American and Hire American” (BAHA) Executive Order, the Wall Street Journal reported that the administration is considering major cuts, elimination, and new requirements to the J1 visa classes.
  • New Report Highlights Impact of SWT Program

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    EurakaFacts has released its report on the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. The report, commissioned by the Alliance, reviewed the history and current status of the SWT program, researched the experiences of employers and participants, and analyzed secondary employment and economic data.
  • 2017 Alliance Annual Meeting

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Alliance Annual Meeting - a platform for the international exchange community to network and engage in programmatic and policy discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of State. We are thrilled to welcome Annual Meeting veterans and newcomers alike to Washington, D.C. on October 25-26, 2017 at the Westin City Center Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:48

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/13/2017.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us and provide the item number located above the announcement. Requests are processed on a daily basis. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Savannah Stephens
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:57

On September 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment designed to protect the J1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) from potential cuts under President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American executive order.

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:14

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/6/2017

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions

 

Au pair weave blankets for families in need

The Alliance Exchange Voice - Giving Voice to the Power of Exchange

International au pairs weave themselves into their new community

It was a chilly day in the city of Preston, Washington, when a group of international au pairs came together to warm the hearts of their new community. They arrived to their local Area Director Ashley’s home for brunch to fuel a morning of volunteering their time for the Eastside Baby Corner. The group of 17 au pairs hailing from Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Poland, France, Thailand, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium and South Africa got to know each other during their brunch, as many had newly arrived to the Seattle area.

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