COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 88
May 23, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: New Legal Requirements for F-1 Foreign Students in Public Schools

 
The United States Department of Education has provided this
agency with a copy of an informational document regarding the
effect of section 625 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and
Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. This act may be found in
the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997, Public Law
104-208, enacted on September 30, 1996. Section 625 applies to a
limited number of foreign students. It covers only F-1 non-immigrant
foreign students desiring to study at United States
public schools.

I am enclosing a copy of the document for your information. If
you have questions or comments, please contact Gerald Tirozzi at
the USDOE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (202) 401-0113
or Delia Pompa at the Office of Bilingual Education and
Minority Language Affairs (202) 205-5463.


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Enclosure:    A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be
              sent to the superintendent's office.