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  • Chinese students make up for declining American enrollment at U.S. colleges?

    09/05/2013 7:28:19 AM PDT · by usalady · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 5, 2013 | Martha
    Are public universities making up for the loss of American students by encouraging the cash-rich Chinese to send their college-age children to schoosl in the U.S?
  • Senate Bill Aimed at Curbing Visa Overstays for Immigrants

    05/19/2013 11:52:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – SNIPPET: "On multiple occasions, first after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and again after 9/11, Congress mandated that immigration officials come up with a verifiable entry-exit system to track foreign visitors. To date, the Department of Homeland Security has failed, despite spending billions in tax dollars. The current system, known as USVISIT, does take fingerprints and photos of international visitors when they arrive at U.S. airports, but it has no similar biometric exit system. The goal is to match entry and exit records to determine which individuals comply with their visa and...
  • Fox’s Beckel Triples Down On Desire To Stop Visas For Muslim Students, Clashes With The Five...

    04/23/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/23/2013 | Matt Wilstein
    The Five co-host Bob Beckel waited until near the end of Tuesday afternoon’s show on Fox to address his recent controversial suggestion to “cut off Muslim students coming to this country,” but when he did, he stood by his statements. Beckel made the original comments during a panel discussion on The Five Monday, drawing some startled reactions from his more conservative co-hosts. Earlier today, he appeared on Fox with Megyn Kelly, who pushed him to explain what he meant and warned him that he was entering “dangerous” territory. That discussion evidently did not deter Beckel from tripling down on his...
  • Boston Bombing Chinese Victim Was Involved With Christian Student Ministry

    04/22/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an inter-denominational student ministry that builds communities across campuses in the U.S., revealed that one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing was involved with their organization. Chinese national Lingzi Lu, 23, was one of the three people who lost their lives in last week's twin blasts that rocked the Boston Marathon, which also injured more than 170 others. "(Lu) was involved with the international student ministry we have at Boston University. She attended a retreat that we sponsored last fall. She was friends with people in the InterVarsity International Student ministry with the graduate and...
  • Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001

    04/22/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/21/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers Hani Hanhour (right) and Majed Moqed (left) at an ATM machine on Sept. 5, 2001.) (CNSNews.com) - The number of Saudi Arabian students in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since Sept. 11, 2001--when Hani Hanjour, a Saudi national who came here on a student visa flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people. According to the Institute of International Education--whose numbers on foreign students in the United States are used in official reports published by the U.S. Department of Education--there were 5,579 Saudi nationals enrolled in U.S....
  • Saudi National Questioned in Boston was on Terror Watch List

    04/22/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 205 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me. A source close to the investigation revealed that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi had been deemed inadmissible under the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which declares ineligible for a visa – any alien who is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry – in terrorist activity. At least two additional sources have confirmed to me...
  • Foreign Students Walk Off Hershey’s Factory Job In Protest

    08/18/2011 6:56:48 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-18-2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Foreign Students Walk Off Hershey’s Factory Job In Protest By Liz GoodwinAugust 18, 2011 Hundreds of foreign students on a State Department cultural exchange visa program walked off their factory jobs in protest on Wednesday. The J-1 visa program brings foreign students to the country to work for two months and learn English, and was designed in part to fill seasonal tourism jobs at resorts and seaside towns. The 400 students employed at a Pennsylvania factory that makes Hershey's candies told The New York Times that even though they make $8.35 an hour, their rent and program fees are deducted...
  • American Students Struggle for U.S. Grad School Slots Against Foreign-Born Applicants

    08/20/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT · by epithermal · 28 replies
    Science ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jeffrey Mervis
    U.S. students had a much harder time getting into American graduate schools this past year than did their peers from China and the rest of the world. And while 1 year is far from a trend, a new report by the Council of Graduate Schools raises the question of how well Americans stack up against international students. Overall, the report says, 3% more international students received offers of admission for the 2010–11 academic year than in the previous year. That's the fifth increase in the past 6 years. But the survey from the Washington, D.C.,–based organization also found that 1%...
  • Chinese Returnees

    04/23/2010 8:23:49 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 146+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Chinese Returnees Bethany Stotts, April 23, 2010 Speakers at a recent Brookings Institution forum on Chinese returnees debated the impact that study abroad experiences will have on China’s political and social development. Around 1.6 million Chinese citizens have studied abroad or finished a fellowship at least a year in duration since 1978, said the panelists. About a half million have since returned, said Cheng Li, Director of Research at Brookings’ John L. Thornton China Center, citing data from the Chinese Embassy. “Those who study for four months or half a year are not counted” in this analysis, he noted, according...
  • Arabic study may have been cover for bomb suspect

    12/31/2009 12:41:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.31, 2009 | AHMED AL-HAJ
    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) - The Nigerian suspected of trying to bring down a U.S. airliner with explosives might have used Arabic studies as a pretext for entering Yemen before disappearing for months, perhaps into one of the lawless country's al-Qaida strongholds, fellow students and teachers said. Interviews with staff and students at the Institute for the Arabic Language this week have revealed that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was frequently absent from classes and spent at most one month at the school in Yemen's capital, San'a, starting in late August before vanishing. Authorities say he didn't leave the country until December and...
  • First Case of Drug-Resistant TB Discovered in U.S.

    12/27/2009 5:45:56 PM PST · by Publius804 · 30 replies · 1,288+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Dec 2009 | N/A
    LANTANA, Fla. – It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away. Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood. I'm dying, he told himself, "because when you cough blood, it's something really bad." It was really bad, and not just for him....
  • First Case of Fearsome TB Strain Found in US

    12/27/2009 4:11:24 PM PST · by jessduntno · 46 replies · 1,724+ views
    LANTANA, Fla. (Dec. 27) - It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away. Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood. I'm dying, he told himself, "because when you cough blood, it's something really bad." It was really bad, and not just...
  • First Case of Highly Resistant TB Seen in U.S.

    12/27/2009 4:58:12 AM PST · by blueyon · 28 replies · 2,211+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-27-09 | AP
    LANTANA, Florida — It started with a cough, a cool-season hack that refused to go away. Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood. I'm dying, he told himself, "because when you cough blood, it's something really bad." It was really bad, and not just for him....
  • Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad [The Coming Muslim Flood?]

    07/25/2009 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies · 1,219+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 25th 2009
    Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad July 25, 2009 WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program. Al-Maliki says stability in Iraq has allowed the country to focus on education after years of war. He says there's great ambition behind the new program "because our needs are great." The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students...
  • The Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education (don't go to graduate school)

    07/02/2009 7:31:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 627+ views
    National Bureau of Economic Research ^ | July 2009 | Sarah H. Wright
    One of the most significant transformations in U.S. graduate education and the international market for highly-trained workers in science and engineering during the last quarter century is the representation of students from outside of the United States among the ranks of doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. In all but the life sciences, the foreign share of Ph.D. recipients now equals or exceeds the share from the United States. Students from outside the United States accounted for 51 percent of Ph.D. recipients in science and engineering in 2003, up from 27 percent in 1973. In 2003, doctorate recipients from outside the...
  • Graphic testimony heard in Va. beheading case

    06/01/2009 3:28:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    (AP) via WTOP.com ^ | May 29, 2009, 3:16 pm | n/a
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) SNIPPET: "Each time he looked up, Cox said, Zhu was on top of Yang, who was on the floor. Zhu stared at Yang's face as he cut through her neck, Cox said. "It wasn't really an angry face at all," said Cox, at that point the only witness to the gruesome events. "It was just a really blank, determined look." By the time police arrived, Zhu was holding the woman's head in his hand, an officer testified."
  • Shock from killing ripples through Tech

    01/24/2009 6:51:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies · 646+ views
    New River Valley.com ^ | 23 January, 2009 | Greg Esposito
    BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech police on Thursday released gruesome details of a killing in a campus cafe, as students wondered why a campus that went two decades without a murder before the April 16, 2007, shootings has become the site of so much tragedy. When police arrived Wednesday night at Au Bon Pain inside the Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center, they found a decapitated female victim who had arrived on campus just two weeks ago and a young man they have now charged with killing her. The events have shocked a campus still coping with the 2007 shootings of 32...
  • Obama at University of Hawaii

    10/26/2008 12:56:24 AM PDT · by Aria · 15 replies · 2,221+ views
    University of Hawaii archives ^ | 10/25/2008 | Vanity
    I went to a PUMA site and found this mentioned. The poster claimed he had a scholorship that was given only to foreign students. Hmmm Barack Obama from Africa Scholarship winner; Phi Beta Kappa; portraits Neg# A62-00099 For more see post #19 here: http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/hey-eeyores-another-take-on-those-polls/
  • 38% rise in Indian students going to the US

    06/08/2008 3:40:57 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 46 replies · 125+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 9 June, 2008 | Daniel P George & Hemali Chhapia
    America continues to grow in stature as the most-favoured destination for Indian students with the last seven months showing a 38% increase in the number of candidates going there. What's more, Chennai seems to be one of the largest exporters in the country. Sample this: 38,274 student visas were issued from across the country in fiscal year 2006-07 (October 2006 to September 2007), of which the Chennai consulate gave out 19,973. Correspondingly, between October 2007 and April 2008, 50,316 student visas were issued from across the country, of which the Chennai consulate alone accounted for 24,975. With a rising middle...
  • Who Pays? New Study Considers Cost of Foreign Students

    05/22/2008 2:40:04 PM PDT · by AuntB · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Foreign Students Do Not Help with the Balance of Payments WASHINGTON (May 2008) – Lobbying groups frequently claim that foreign students are a benefit to America’s balance of payments, comparable to a booming export sector. For instance, the Institute for International Education (IIE) asserts that foreign students contributed a net $14.5 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2006-07 school year by paying for tuition and living expenses with resources from abroad, representing a net inflow of nearly $25,000 per year, every year, from the average foreign student. To assess these claims, the Center for Immigration Studies has published a...
  • 15,000 More Saudi Students to the U.S.? (Added to the 15,000 Already Here)

    04/11/2008 5:14:06 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 14 replies · 250+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 4-11-08 | K.J. Lopez
    Kingdom Come [Kathryn Jean Lopez] From the Arab News: Al-JOUF, 10 April 2008 — US Ambassador Ford Fraker said in Sakaka that his country aims to double the number of student visas issued to Saudis. “Currently there are 15,000 Saudi students in the US,” he said during an event on Sunday with local business leaders to an audience at the Al-Jouf Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We aim to increase their numbers to 30,000 over the next five years.” Fraker said Saudi Arabia should bolster its English-language programs because it is generally required for Saudis seeking to pursue higher studies...
  • US to Double Visas for Saudi Students

    04/09/2008 6:36:35 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 48 replies · 449+ views
    Arab News ^ | 10 April 08 | Abdul Aziz Abdul Wahed
    US Ambassador Ford Fraker said in Sakaka that his country aims to double the number of student visas issued to Saudis. “Currently there are 15,000 Saudi students in the US,” he said during an event on Sunday with local business leaders to an audience at the Al-Jouf Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We aim to increase their numbers to 30,000 over the next five years.” Fraker said Saudi Arabia should bolster its English-language programs because it is generally required for Saudis seeking to pursue higher studies in the US. Fraker also stressed the need for popularizing English teaching programs because...
  • Hispanic Students Missing From Schools

    01/25/2008 7:33:44 AM PST · by fallingwater · 39 replies · 15,385+ views
    newschannel5.com ^ | Jan 25, 2008 07:30 AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - The Robertson County school district faces some problems Friday morning after a recent crackdown on illegal immigration. The illegal immigration crackdown led to the vanishing of 11 percent of Hispanic students. The district has been under state watch for failing to educate pockets of students, which includes non-English speakers. Now of the 768 Hispanic students, 60 have formally withdrawn and another 25 to 30 can't be accounted for. Public schools are required by a U.S Supreme Court decision to educate all students - regardless of their immigration status. If the missing students don't return soon, they will...
  • Two Doctorate Students Killed on LSU Campus During What Cops Call Home Invasion

    12/15/2007 8:15:55 AM PST · by Dan Evans · 19 replies · 149+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/2007
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Two students were found shot to death in a home invasion at a Louisiana State University apartment, and officials decided to keep the campus open Friday while police searched for three suspects. The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both doctorate students from India, were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex late Thursday night after authorities received an emergency call. Police patrols were increased on the 30,000-student campus Friday and students were told to be cautious, but the university was not locked down. Students were taking the last of their final...
  • 2 Louisiana State Students Found Dead

    12/14/2007 6:53:11 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 33 replies · 115+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 12/14/07 | CBS/AP
    International Ph.D. Scholars Discovered Slain In Campus Apartment; Home Invasion Suspected BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 14, 2007 Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, two international Ph.D. students at Louisiana State University, were found dead inside a campus apartment, police said, Friday, Dec. 14, 2007. (AP / CBS) (CBS/AP) Two international students were found shot to death inside an apartment at a university in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and authorities said Friday the men were likely slain during a home invasion. The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both international Ph.D. students at Louisiana State University, were...
  • LSU students killed in home invasion, police say

    12/14/2007 10:35:21 AM PST · by RDTF · 11 replies · 148+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Dec 14, 2007 | cnn
    CNN) -- Two graduate students were found shot to death Thursday night in an apartment on the edge of the Louisiana State University campus, a spokeswoman for the school said. No suspects have been identified in what police are investigating as a double homicide, LSU spokeswoman Kristine Calongne said. The bodies of Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both Ph.D. candidates from India, were found inside an apartment of the Edward Gay Complex. The complex is near the LSU band's practice field, Calongne said. -snip- The Associated Press reported that Allam's pregnant wife found the bodies and called 911....
  • Saudis give big to U.S. colleges

    12/10/2007 5:24:27 AM PST · by period end of story · 12 replies · 260+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2007 | Julia Duin
    Two years ago this month, a Saudi prince caused a media splash — and raised eyebrows — when he donated $20 million each to Georgetown and Harvard universities to fund Islamic studies. Although few details have been released about how the money has been spent, at Georgetown, the money helped pay for a recent symposium on Islamic-Western relations held in the university's Copley Formal Lounge. The event attracted about 120 persons: students, Catholic priests, men in business suits and several women in colorful head scarves who all came to hear religion experts from several American universities, as well as from...
  • VA: Two U-Va. Students Charged in Kidnapping [Undergrad Engineers, Chinese Nationals]

    11/28/2007 1:04:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 97+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2007-11-27 | Tom Jackman
    Two University of Virginia students snatched a man off a street corner in the Tysons Corner area, tied him up in a Falls Church motel bathroom and demanded a $500,000 ransom, police said yesterday.
  • US woos top Latin American students

    08/24/2007 7:11:02 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 7 replies · 382+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Aug 24, 2007 | Matthew Malinowski
    Santiago, Chile - When US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings arrived in Chile this week, she brought an important message. The US wants "Chilean students to know that American higher education is open for business to students from our neighbors," said Ms. Spellings. Her trip to South America this week is an attempt to attract students put off by lengthy visa delays in the years after 9/11. While in Chile, she confirmed the creation of 100 annual scholarships for students who want to complete their doctorate studies in the United States, as well as future programs aimed at furthering education exchange...
  • FBI Search Linked To Jailed Students

    08/12/2007 5:50:35 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 1,154+ views
    TampaTrib.com ^ | 08/12/2007 | CHRIS ECHEGARAY
    TAMPA - The FBI searched a Temple Terrace home Saturday morning in connection with the two University of South Florida students jailed in South Carolina on charges of possessing a pipe bomb. Authorities had a search warrant for 12402 Pampas Place, FBI special agent Dave Couvertier said. He would not say what authorities were looking for, what was removed or how the house is connected to the two students. The house is owned by Noor and Ana Salhab, according to the Hillsborough County property appraiser's Web site. Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Tampa office of the Council on American-Islamic...
  • SC: Two Muslims apprehended with bombs and bomb-making materials, FBI says no known link to terror

    08/06/2007 8:07:23 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 264 replies · 6,355+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 6, 2007
    Goose Creek - Two men are being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center after police find explosive making devices in their car. The quantity of explosive making materials in that vehicle is unclear. The FBI (website) reports that there is no known link to terrorism. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office believes that among materials in the car's trunk were a bomb and bomb making materials that include chemicals, fuses, and igniters. The men 21-year-old Yousef Megahed and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed were pulled over Saturday evening during a routine traffic stop near Myers Road and Highway 176. Few details about...
  • Indiana Grad Student Convicted Of Threatening To Kill Bush-(Indian Muslim/Purdue Employee)

    07/09/2007 6:51:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP ^ | 6-29-07 | AP/First Amendment Center
    Ind. grad student convicted of threatening to kill Bush By The Associated Press 06.29.07 HAMMOND, Ind. — A Purdue University graduate student was convicted of threatening to kill President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and others in postings on the Internet. Vikram Buddhi, 35, an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, was found guilty by a federal jury yesterday on 11 counts of making threats that were posted in a chat room in 2005 and 2006. Buddhi faces up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. Buddhi hijacked...
  • Ticket to an American University or Ticket to Paradise?

    06/02/2007 11:04:25 AM PDT · by happygrl · 10 replies · 980+ views
    Women's Wall Street ^ | 5/29/2007Discuss this Article | Annie Jacobsen
    The Mysterious Case of Missing Saudi Student On October 15, 2006, a young Saudi Arabian male named Anwar Al——,* (His full name will not be used for legal reasons) claiming to be an engineering student at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, presented what must have been false documents to United States Customs and Immigration at an east coast airport and managed to slip into the country illegally. This is something that is not easily done: for a citizen of Saudi Arabia to get into the United States to attend an institution of higher learning requires the scrutiny of...
  • Dozens of Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at US Flight Schools

    09/25/2006 10:56:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dozens of Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at US Flight Schools September 25, 2006 1:09 PM Brian Ross and Eric Longabardi Report: Apg_plane_060925_nr_1Dozens of foreign student pilots with questionable visas have been able to slip between the cracks and gain entry to American flight schools, federal officials tell ABC News. The FAA says it is conducting an investigation of a number of flight instructors and schools, including one school which was attended by 9-ll hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi. An internal Homeland Security document obtained by ABC News, says the post 9-11 program to prevent terrorists from entering US flight...
  • U.S. schools compete for Saudi students

    09/10/2006 7:23:26 AM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 16 replies · 373+ views
    "MANHATTAN, Kan. - Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah." "The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars here by the academic year's end." " By January, U.S. government officials say the program will expand to 15,000 students, which means Saudi Arabia will send more foreign students to the U.S. than Mexico or Turkey. As funding for the scholarship program expands, those numbers are likely to grow." " So, as Kansas State students...
  • New college program brings Saudis to U.S (or how stupid can we get?)

    09/10/2006 6:36:06 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 105 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP via Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2006 | Garance Burke
    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Thousands of Saudi students are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah. This will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars in the United States by the academic year's end. And big, public universities from Florida to Oregon are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars............... ....Clark Kent Ervin, a former inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said the U.S. government has yet to ensure proper safeguards are in place to do effective background checks...
  • U.S. Schools Compete for Saudi Students

    09/09/2006 2:31:23 PM PDT · by tobyprissy · 25 replies · 433+ views
    U.S. Schools Compete for Saudi Students By GARANCE BURKE : Associated Press Writer Sep 9, 2006 : 2:29 am ET MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah. The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars here by the academic year's end. And big, public universities from Florida to the Kansas plains are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars. The kingdom's royal family -- which is paying full scholarships...
  • Schools compete for thousands of Saudi students

    08/20/2006 5:09:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies · 1,787+ views
    Associated Press AP ^ | August 20 | GARANCE BURKE
    MANHATTAN, Kan. - On a recent afternoon at Kansas State University, a familiar set of late-summer rituals were under way. Piccolo and tuba players practiced their formations in clusters on the lawn, and fraternity hopefuls started Rush Week. This semester, the central Kansas agricultural powerhouse was also preparing for its first-ever celebration of Ramadan to welcome the newest members of its student body: 150 students from Saudi Arabia. This school year, college towns from Florida to Oregon will host an estimated 15,000 new Saudi students, nearly all of whom have full scholarships paid for by the Kingdom's royal family. They're...
  • Agents Arrest 3 Exchange Students In Des Moines

    08/13/2006 3:22:59 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 150 replies · 3,156+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Immigration officials have now picked up all but two of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who came to the U.S. for a summer course in Montana but never showed up for classes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents tracked three of the students to Des Moines. They were arrested at about 8 p.m. Friday, and are being held in the Polk County Jail. They will be here until a federal immigration judge decides if they will face charges or be deported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents won't say what led them to find these students in Des Moines...
  • Search for missing Egyptian students continues

    08/12/2006 12:08:10 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 45 replies · 1,316+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | August 10, 2006 | AP
    Anxious families of some of 11 Egyptians who failed to show up for studies at an American university said Thursday that the students may have decided to try to look for work and live in the United States. The students' failure to show up for their monthlong study program at Montana State University prompted a police hunt for the 11, though U.S. authorities said they had no indication there was a terrorism threat from any of the 11. Three of them were taken into custody or turned themselves in this week -- one in Minnesota, the other two in New...
  • Egyptian student arrested at O'Hare

    08/11/2006 11:26:54 AM PDT · by NoFoxholeAthiests · 61 replies · 2,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times & AP ^ | August 10, 2006 | Nathaniel Hernandez
    Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who recently entered the United States and failed to show up for their college program were in custody Thursday after three more were arrested, officials said. Police arrested Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, 22, at O'Hare International Airport after he tried to check in for a Chicago-to-Montana flight using an invalid ticket marked for a New York departure, Chicago police said. El Ela raised his voice and became unruly after an employee at a Delta ticket counter refused to let him exchange the ticket for a valid one, said Timothy J. Bolger,...
  • Have you seen these men?

    08/10/2006 6:51:08 PM PDT · by xcamel · 129 replies · 2,755+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/10/06 | By Douglas J. Hagmann, Northeast Intelligence Network, & Judi McLeod
    Six of the 11 Egyptian students, gone AWOL are now in custody, according to Fox News. One was reportedly "lost" in Minnesota, two surrendered to authorities in New Jersey and another two were thought to have been apprehended in New York. 1. IBRAHIM, EL SAYED AHMED ELSAYED; DOB OF 4/29/1986, PASSPORT 954757 2. EL DESSOUKI, ESLAM IBRAHIM MOHAMED; DOB OF 02/21/1985, PASSPORT 1002756 3. EL BAHNASAWI, ALAA ABD EL FATTAH ALI; DOB OF 04/02/1986, PASSPORT 934679 4. ABD ALLA, MOHAMED RAGAB MOHAMED; DOB OF 02/15/1984, PASSPORT 860972 5. EL LAKET, AHMED REFAAT SAAD EL MOGHAZI; DOB OF 09/01/1986, PASSPORT 943306...
  • Media frenzy hits MSU over missing students ( 11 Egyptians )

    08/10/2006 6:14:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2006 | GAIL SCHONTZLER
    Montana State University has been bombarded with national media queries and a few nasty e-mail messages ever since the FBI issued an alert for 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up for a cultural exchange program in Bozeman. "It got pretty crazy" when the story broke Tuesday, MSU spokeswoman Cathy Conover said. The news story has been listed on Internet blogs like the Drudge Report and the Web site of syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin (author of "Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores" and "In Defense of Internment"). National reporters have been...
  • Missing Egyptian Student Arrested At O'Hare

    08/10/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 141 replies · 4,290+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 8/10/06 | CBS
    Chicago police on Thursday morning arrested one of the 11 Egyptian students who were wanted for failing to show up for an exchange program in Montana. At 8 a.m., about four hours after heightened security restrictions went into effect following a foiled terror plot in Britain, a man at the Delta terminal at O’Hare International Airport tried to use a ticket to go to Bozeman, Montana, but his ticket was out of New York rather than Chicago, police Supt. Philip Cline said at a news conference. A disturbance then ensued. “He was raising his voice for the level for the...
  • 6 of 11 Egyptian students now in custody

    08/10/2006 10:26:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 176 replies · 4,816+ views
    6 of 11 Egyptian students now in custody 21 minutes ago Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up for their college program are now in custody after three additional students were arrested Thursday, the FBI said. El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim, 20, and Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi, 20, were arrested at a residence in Dundalk, Md., outside Baltimore, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Chicago police detained Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, 22, at OHare International Airport as he was attempting to book a flight to Montana, the FBI said....
  • 3 Egyptians Held in Failure to Appear for Exchange Program

    08/10/2006 12:37:24 AM PDT · by Roy Tucker · 50 replies · 2,833+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10 August | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 — Three Egyptian students who failed to appear for their exchange program in Montana were in custody on Wednesday, the authorities said. The whereabouts of eight other Egyptian students were unknown. One student, Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed el-Dessouki, 21, was arrested here on an administrative immigration violation, federal officials said. Two others, whose names were not released, surrendered at police headquarters in Manville, N.J. “In response to hearing in the media that they should turn themselves in to the nearest police station, they did just that,” Steven Siegel, a spokesman for the F.B.I. in Newark, said. The bureau...
  • One of 11 Missing Egyptians Found (UPDATE: he was found in Minnesota)

    08/09/2006 10:46:26 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 187 replies · 7,279+ views
    WMAL Radio, Washington, D.C. ^ | 8/9/06 (not on web site yet) | WMAL News
    In the bottom-of-the-hour news during Rush, WMAL reported that one of the 11 missing Egyptian students was found in Montana and is now being questioned by the FBI.
  • 1 of 11 missing Egypt students found in MN: 2 more students reportedly picked up in New Jersey

    08/09/2006 12:19:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 228 replies · 7,181+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 08/09/06 | NBC News Staff
    One of 11 missing Egyptian students has been picked up in Minneapolis, Minn., NBC News’ Pete Williams reported and the FBI confirmed Wednesday. Local police in New Jersey also believe they have apprehended two more of the Egyptian students. Federal agents, however, have not yet confirmed the identities of these students. Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki, 21, was arrested "without incident" by FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said. El-Dessouki is being held on an administrative immigration violation because he did not turn up for his monthlong exchange program at Montana State University, Kolko...
  • DFU SONG: Losing My Religion(yep, the Feds are losing their Egyptians)

    08/09/2006 1:04:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 330+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-9-06 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Adding to the historical record of our times in song... MIDI - LOSING MY RELIGION Oh, they had come here...for studying That's what they said...that's what they were claiming But does anyone know...our government doesn't know...nobody knows They're not in Montana The Feds are in panic, they've lost their Egyptians This story really is bunk Maybe they had all gone to rush week And they just got stinking drunk...Allah said, "Get drunk" Our enemies all are laughing...our borders do not exist It's clear that they do not exist We have been told...don't worry...they will be caught Our guys seem clueless...Keystone...
  • 2 Of 11 Missing Egyptians Surrender In N.J.

    08/09/2006 1:34:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies · 2,772+ views
    2 Of 11 Missing Egyptians Surrender In N.J. POSTED: 4:20 pm EDT August 9, 2006 MANVILLE, N.J. -- Two of 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to report for their college program in Montana after entering the United States surrendered to police in New Jersey on Wednesday, the FBI said. "In response to hearing in the media that they should turn themselves in to the nearest police station, they did just that," said Steven Siegel, a spokesman for the FBI's Newark office. The students are not suspected of any link to terrorism, he said. They turned themselves in at the...