On September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposal to replace Duration of Status (D/S) for F and J visa holders. It is important to note that this is a proposed rule and does not have an immediate effect. This rulemaking is currently in the notice and comment phase and the government has given until October 26, 2020 for the public to provide comment on this proposed rule. In addition to directly impacting our future international students, these rules will have devastating and long term effects on our current international students, alumni, and international employees if passed into law.
For more information our national professional organization, NAFSA, has a comprehensive summary of the D/S proposal on their web page.