Trumps visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June

In a policy change situated for next month, the Trump administration is moving to abbreviate visas for Chinese students in fields like tech and engineering. While most visas are issued for the longest possible length of time under law, the new policy will allow U.S. officials to set a one-year cap on visas for Chinese graduate students who are” studying in fields like robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing ,” according to the Associated Press.

A State Department official told The Hill that” Although the large majority of visas issued to Chinese nationals are issued for the maximum legality, consular officers may limit the validity of visas on a case-by-case basis” under the new rules.

Beyond the student restrictions, U.S. consulates and embassies reportedly received instructions that any Chinese citizen applying for a visa will need to secure additional special permission form the U.S. if they work in research or management for any company the U.S. Commerce Department listings as an entity” involving higher scrutiny .”

Trump readying’ all of the above’ fusillade on Chinese tech

The new visa policy changes go as Trump is knee-deep in a controversial new tariff scheme targeting Chinese trade and is intended to protect against the stealing of U.S. intellectual property, or so the reasoning goes.

The visa change was signaled in the National Security Strategy report that the Trump administration issued in December. That document explains the rationale clearly 😛 TAGEND

The United States will be examined by visa procedures to reduce economic stealing by non-traditional intelligence collectors. We will consider restrictions on foreign STEM students from designated countries to ensure that intellectual property is not transferred to our challengers, while acknowledging the importance of recruiting the most advanced technological workforce to the United States.

The State Department noted these changes will go into effect starting on June 11.

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