Essays by International Students

I’ve recently read some pretty insightful and thought-provoking essays by US-based international students about COVID-19 and hotly contested 6 July 2020 SEVP/ICE decision, later rescinded, to require all international students attending colleges and universities that are offering only online instruction this fall to return home. The articles are listed in descending chronological order.

Kamdar, B. (13.8.20). Trump is destroying the American dream for international college students. Boston Globe. Retrieved from https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/13/magazine/trump-is-destroying-american-dream-international-college-students/

Nguyen, S.L. (14.7.20). The Silence Behind the American Dream. Vietcetera. Retrieved from https://vietcetera.com/en/the-silence-behind-the-american-dream

Shaheen, M. (14.7.20). We Don’t Belong Here. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/07/14/international-student-denounces-immigration-and-customs-enforcements-new

Duruk, C. (14.7.20). The International Student Bait-and-Switch. Margins. Retrieved from https://themargins.substack.com/p/the-international-student-bait-and

Qintero, D. (13.7.20). New ICE guidelines jeopardize international students like me. Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings). Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2020/07/13/new-ice-guidelines-jeopardize-international-students-like-me/

Nguyen, S. (12.7.20). When the American Dream Becomes the American Nightmare. Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@sieu.nguyen95/when-the-american-dream-becomes-the-american-nightmare-f2f16e3e1bf5

Kang. J. (10.7.20). I’m An International Student In The U.S. I’m Devastated By ICE’s New Guidelines. HuffPost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/international-students-ice-guidelines-covid19_n_5f08c2f4c5b67a80bc073ff9?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. and Li, X. (8.7.20). We are More Than Your Paycheck: The Dehumanization of International Students in the United States. Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@santiagocastiello/we-are-more-than-your-paycheck-the-dehumanization-of-international-students-in-the-united-states-a657f1764348

Bremmenkamp, V. (8.7.20). An International Student’s Plea (letter to the editor). New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/opinion/letters/coronavirus-student-visas.html