Aug. 1 marked the deadline for universities and certain high schools to register their foreign students in a new national anti-terrorism database. (See "New student tracking system launched, despite concerns";

Federal officials say students who are not registered by the deadline still will be able to verify their status with Homeland Security Department staff stationed at major airports—but only this year.

Michael Garcia, acting director of the Bureau of Customs and Immigration Enforcement, said some students who aren't registered by the Aug. 1 deadline could be stopped


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