It starts with the student visa process, which is one component of a broken immigration system. At the end of the day, the only issues that really matter are: 1) ability to pay; and 2) whether or not the applicant is a terrorist. The first question in the holy trinity of the vetting process - … Continue reading “Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies”
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Excerpt from The New Colossus, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus, 1883 It's rare that I write a post … Continue reading Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…
US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding
According to the 2014 Open Doors report, released by the Institute of International Education, there are 886,052 international students in the US, which makes it the world's leading host. (There are now a total of 1.13 million F & M students studying in the US, according to the 2/15 SEVIS quarterly update. That includes all … Continue reading US International Student “Market Share” Steadily Eroding
“Dear International Students: Thanks for Your Tuition. Now Go Home. Love, Uncle Sam.”
When President Obama announced his executive action on immigration in November, millions of undocumented people welcomed the expanded protections that the reform offered. What grabbed headlines abroad, however, were minor tweaks to visa policies—revisions that are likely to affect as many as 256,000 foreign workers in the U.S. But these changes don’t come close to … Continue reading “Dear International Students: Thanks for Your Tuition. Now Go Home. Love, Uncle Sam.”
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