"In strengthening the security of our borders, we must also safeguard the unobstructed entry of more than 31 million persons who enter the United States legally each year as visitors, students and temporary workers and over 500 million that cross the Canadian and Mexican ... and other borders to conduct daily business or visit close family members."
— Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) Nov. 5 press conference.

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have disrupted the relationship between the United States and many of the thousands of students and professionals who come from Asia and Europe to train or work in the sciences. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has stepped up enforcement of laws, resulting in detentions and deportations, and Congress has passed a wave of antiterrorism legislation.

Now more than ever it is critical for researchers, scientists, and postdoctorates coming to the United States to learn immigration regulations to avoid...

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