An update on this story. An odd thing, that they are looking for these students so assiduously if they actually pose no threat. Nationwide alerts aren’t usually issued for visa violators. From AP, with thanks to K.:
WASHINGTON – An Egyptian exchange student, among the 11 who entered the United States but failed to report for their college program, was arrested Wednesday in Minneapolis, the FBI said. Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki, 21, was arrested “without incident” by FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said.
El-Dessouki is being held on an administrative immigration violation because he did not turn up for his monthlong exchange program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., Kolko said.
The other 10 students remain at large. They arrived in New York on July 29 as part of a group of 17 students. Six students reported to Bozeman on time.
The missing students pose no terrorism threat, Kolko said.