Thunderstorms will develop across the state this afternoon. Storm chances remain with us for the rest of the week.
Alan: This is the only thing I could come up with under a search for "cultural visa." A J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria, English language requirements, and be sponsored either by a university, private sector or government program. J-1 visitors may remain in the United States until the end of their exchange program, as specified on form DS-2019. Once a J-1 visitor's program ends, he or she may remain in the United States for an additional 30 days, often referred to as a "grace period", in order to prepare for departure from the country. The actual J-1 visa certificate does not specifically document this 30-day post-study/exam "grace period", and consequently some airline counter staff have refused to issue a boarding pass to an embarking student. In particular, when the student's return ticket is departing after the J-1 visa has expired. For example: the return date is the next day after the students last exam. If the visitor leaves the United States during these 30 days, the visitor may not re-enter with the J-1 visa. The minimal and the maximal duration of stay are determined by the specific J-1 category under which an exchange visitor is admitted into the United States. As with other non-immigrant visas, a J-1 visa holder and his or her dependents are required to leave the United States at the end of the duration of stay. Based on what was said in this article, the guy is here illegally. Unless the writer of this article was too stupid to give all the relevant information, which is likely the case.