Trump administration rules issued this week have left many international students with lingering questions about whether they would be able to complete their degrees or return to their lives in the US. Universities are scrambling to find ways to keep their students in the country.
Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Under new Trump administration rules, they will not be allowed to enter or remain in the US if their colleges and universities are online-only this fall. "America risks losing its competitive advantage," says Frank Wu, president of Queens College in New York.
Thursday’s much-anticipated ruling ended a yearslong legal battle around how the Trump administration ended the program and provides some relief to the approximately 650,000 DACA recipients in the country.
Juliette Herrera spent nearly a decade obtaining her college degree. When the coronavirus pandemic canceled her graduation ceremony, her family and friends found another way to celebrate her achievement.
The White House is reportedly looking to restrict all US foreign worker programs, including a decades-old program called Optional Practical Training that allows international students to remain in the US and work for at least a year after graduating.
More than a month after the coronavirus pandemic shut down US universities, international students continue to face uncertainty over what the coming school year will look like — some aren't sure if they would be able to come back to campus. What kind of financial hit could US universities expect if there's a drop in enrollment among international students?
Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients work as health care professionals. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the industry needs them more than ever. Their fate lies in a Supreme Court decision that could come any week now.
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