"The Outlook On (US) Immigration In 2020"

Here's a relevant paragraph from Stuart Anderson's 6.1.20 article for Forbes: New Restrictions on International Students: New enrollment of international students fell by more than 10% between the 2015-16 and 2018-2019 academic years. That has not discouraged the Trump administration from proposing additional international student restrictions. Items on the administration’s regulatory agenda include targeting Optional Practical Training (OPT), establishing … Continue reading "The Outlook On (US) Immigration In 2020"

Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions: The Case of Vietnamese Students

Here's a perfect example of serendipity.  I noticed that someone had visited my blog from this referrer:  Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions The Case of Vietnamese Students, Journal of International Students.  Why?  Because the author cited this 2018 blog post:  Viet Nam Ranks 5th in International Enrollment in 3 Countries.   It was written by … Continue reading Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions: The Case of Vietnamese Students

“International Students Contribute to Our Economy & American Innovation”

This image, created by NAFSA:  Association of International Educators, a "non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration," was recently posted on Facebook by a US higher education colleague.  All compelling points with which I agree 100%.  In fact, they could create another graphic that lists … Continue reading “International Students Contribute to Our Economy & American Innovation”

Viet Nam Ranks 5th in Emigration to the United States

Viet Nam ranks 5th in two US-related categories:  the number of its young people studying there as of last June and the number of its citizens who emigrated there in Fiscal Year 2017, which ended on 30 September 2017.  (Viet Nam is a "top ten" country in other categories, including EB-5 cases and US real … Continue reading Viet Nam Ranks 5th in Emigration to the United States

The F-1 as the (Immigration) Path of Least Resistance

I've heard on the grapevine from reliable sources that increasing numbers of Vietnamese students from certain areas in Vietnam are not showing up for classes at certain US higher education institutions.  They apply (or someone applies for them), receive their I-20s, have a visa interview and A) are denied; or B) receive a visa, travel … Continue reading The F-1 as the (Immigration) Path of Least Resistance

Vietnam Ranks 7th in… U.S. Immigration

This has become an annual update about Vietnamese emigration to the U.S.  As I mentioned in a May 2012 post entitled Vietnam is a “Top Ten” Country in Another Category, Vietnam ranked 8th among all countries sending young people to study in the U.S. and 7th in another (unlikely), according to US Department of Homeland Security FY … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 7th in… U.S. Immigration

“Patent Pending: How Immigrants Are Reinventing The American Economy”

While this is not exactly breaking news, I am pleased to see how this trend is being documented in order to build an even stronger case for visa policy reform.  It's an issue that unites key business and political leaders, including President Obama, as well as professional associations such as NAFSA:  Association of International Educators.  This report, issued by The Partnership for a … Continue reading “Patent Pending: How Immigrants Are Reinventing The American Economy”