H.R.8883 - REPAIR Academia Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 12/07/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.8883 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/07/2020)
Reporting Exogenous Participation Among Incoming Researchers in Academia Act or REPAIR Academia Act
This bill imposes certain reporting requirements on the sponsor of an F, M, or J (student or exchange visitor) visa and authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revoke such a visa in certain instances.
The Department of State shall require a sponsor of a J visa to report any change to the visa holder's primary field of study. The State Department and DHS shall require a sponsor of an F, M, or J visa to report when the visa holder is participating in a federally funded research program.
DHS may review and revoke an F, M, or J visa in certain instances, such as finding that (1) the visa holder misrepresented an intention to pursue a field of study, or (2) the visa holder's participation in a federally funded research program poses a national security risk. The bill also imposes certain limits on the ability to appeal such a revocation decision.