Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that it will be expanding Special Student Relief previously announced for F-1 Libyan students to those Libyan F-1 students enrolled in an ESL program. Information about the Special Student Relief for Libyan students is contained in our firm's Immigration Update dated June 27, 2011. ICE stated that Libyan F-1 students in an ESL program may take a reduced course load, as long as the student continues to make progress towards completing the course of study. Additionally, the student will be eligible for full-time employment authorization.