Individuals approved to participate in the work-and-study-based programs under the EVP, Briones said, are granted Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa - particularly the J-1 Visa for the exchange visitors and J-2 Visa for spouses and dependents, as applicable.
I asked Thomas Taylor of Janus International, a company based in Florida and Virginia, about internship opportunities for Filipino students under the J-1 visa. The American businessman noted that a lot of US-based companies, especially in the hospitality industry, are happy to hire young Filipino interns because they possess the right values, are eager to learn and speak excellent English.
The Executive Order was followed by a policy memorandum from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that outlined stricter rules and penalties for foreign students and exchange visitors violating the terms of their admission or whose presence in the US turn out to be "unlawful." Even while still campaigning, Trump had wanted to abolish the J-1 visa program.
Foreign medical students matching to residency programs generally have the option to apply for a J-1 visa and can still train in the United States, said Matthew Shick, government relations director for the Association of American Medical Colleges.