The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Immigration section of our webpage. This front page will reflect our most current information on immigration law affecting educational institutions.

Adjustments to Limitations on Designated School Official Assignment and Study by F-2 and M-2 Nonimmigrants,
80 Fed. Reg. 23680, April 29, 2015. This rule eliminates DSO limits and allows part time F-2 and M-2 Study effective May 29, 2015. See NAFSA write up comparing the old and new rules.

 Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses, Final Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 10284, Feb. 25, 2015

Final rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that extends eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. Effective May 26th, 2015.