Senate Bill 322 in Colorado Seeks Foreign Student Status Verification

May 6, 2003

Source: The Associated Press,1299,DRMN_37_1941790,00.html

On May 6, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "colleges and universities would have to verify the immigrant status of students from countries with links to Islamic terrorism under a bill approved by the House Education Committee on Tuesday... Federal law approved shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks requires all colleges and universities to report on the visa status of each foreign student within 30 days of class registration... Rep. Don Lee, R-Littleton, the sponsor of Senate Bill 322, said that is not enough. His bill would require colleges and universities in Colorado to annually verify the status of students from 18 countries including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines."