A graduating Masters student from the Columbia University stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City, on May 19, 2020.

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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.

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A graduating master's student from Columbia University stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in New York, on May 19, 2020.

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