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'Disheartening' Stats on Foreign Students

This fall, college enrollment of new international students fell 43%; total enrollment dipped 16%

(Newser) - President Trump has taken steps to discourage foreign enrollment in American universities, and, in combination with the pandemic, that effort has succeeded: The number of international students studying in the US has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. This fall, new enrollment fell 43%, while total enrollment of international students...

Swamped by Lawsuits, US Drops Rule on Foreign Students

Hundreds of universities were fighting administration policy change

(Newser) - Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a...

Harvard, MIT Sue Over ICE Order on Foreign Students

'Its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness': Harvard president on order to send students home

(Newser) - Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over its plan to force international students to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer online-only classes this fall. "The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its...

Student Returns to China, Goes on Trial for Tweets Sent in US

20-year-old gets 6 months for posts while he was at the University of Minnesota

(Newser) - Stepping up its efforts against criticism of the government by its citizens abroad, as well as those at home, China has sentenced a student to prison over tweets he sent while attending college in the US. Luo Daiqing, 20, was arrested last July in his hometown of Wuhan after he...

ICE Set Up a Fake College. Then Came the Arrests

The 'University of Farmington' was used to nab recruiters of undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names eight suspects accused of "harboring aliens for profit"—and it was a phony university set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that nabbed them. NBC News reports on the fake "University of Farmington," which set up shop in 2015 near...

US Ensures Summer Jobs Go to Students —Foreign Ones

Work-travel program gets new rules, but that doesn't please everyone

(Newser) - Youth unemployment is pretty darn bad , and that has many raising new eyebrows over America's long-running work-travel program. The State Department revamped the program this month following allegations of poor working conditions , ensuring that the 100,000 foreign students participating this year will work at "light, seasonal occupations"...

For Foreign Students in US on Visas, an Awful Reality
For Foreign Students in US
on Visas, an Awful Reality

For Foreign Students in US on Visas, an Awful Reality

Some end up working in strip clubs, living in cramped, filthy homes

(Newser) - Each year, some 100,000 college students come to the US on J-1 visas, eager to get a taste of American life while working a seasonal job. But an AP investigation has found the reality is a lot less rosy than it seems. Some students are forced to work in...

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