Too little, too late? US tightens student visa rules after Boston bombing

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May 3, 2013

Unfortunatekly, you have to wonder if this is simply for show, or if it will actually change anything in what looks to be a wide-open and widely flawed system.

The US is tightening its screening of international students, its first security change in response to the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

The move comes after a student from Kazakhstan – who did not have a valid visa – was accused by police of hiding evidence for one of the bomb suspects.

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered border agents to automatically check the visa status of every student.

Azamat Tazhayakov had returned to the US despite being dismissed from school.

via BBC News – US tightens student visa rules after Boston bombing.



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