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A measure passed by Congress last month would create new visa categories for students who live in Mexico and Canada but who cross the border to take college classes in the United States.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would establish two new visa categories--"F-3" for academic students and "M-3" for vocational students. These categories would allow students to enter the country as either full- or part-time students.
The bill, known as the Border Commuter Student Act, has been sent to President Bush, who is expected to sign it.
The higher education community has applauded the bill. Marlene …