Visa vicissitudes

The New York Post notes that:

Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday.

Emphasis mine.

The students – who were traveling with six classmates from Mansoura University in Egypt – had their student visas revoked for failing to show up at Montana State University in Bozeman, the officials said.

I’m guessing they don’t care about the visas. But the FBI says not to worry.

…[FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko] said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

My question is, are there good reasons not to believe they represent a threat?

“At this point, all they have done is not show up for a scheduled academic program, and their visas have been revoked,” Kolko said.

So, I guess I just missed the earlier nationwide alerts for other foreign students who were late for registration. It’s OK though, their visas have been revoked. That makes me feel safe, they wouldn’t dare do anything wrong with revoked visas.