The number of foreign students coming to the United States for higher education is decreasing. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is trying to bring in new sanctions to further reduce the number.
The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in the Federal Register last month, is open to US citizens and organizations for comment until October 28. Only then will these rules be evaluated and a final decision will be taken.
If it is passed, it will be the largest change in international student control in the United States in nearly 20 years.
The proposed policy has received more than 22,000 comments so far. Many public forum experts say the new ban is a way for foreign students to remain in the United States after their visas expire. But in reality it will hardly work.
This change would require most international students to complete their studies within four years. For students born in African countries and Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, this opportunity will be available for only two years.
Under current rules, students can stay in the United States to comply with their visa requirements.
David L. Maria from the University of Maryland talks about this in an article written for academic experts. Can any degree be met within the time frame set by the proposed rules, he said; The uncertainty will further undermine the United States’ ability to attract educational talent worldwide.
The study found that about 52 percent of international students graduated within four years. Most of them again have an additional degree.
David L. Di Maria said: “I believe that under the new rules, some students have to choose between staying in the United States for extra time and giving up their educational dreams.
The Trump administration says the measure will ensure legitimate US-friendly students to attend the nation’s universities.
The Kovid-19 epidemic and the current strict visa policy have already become detrimental to international student admission to many US universities.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking, the number of international students in the top 20 MBA programs in the United States has dropped 14 percent from the previous year.
Most foreign students pay full tuition fees. As a result, for universities, this money is helpful in enrolling domestic students at low cost.
Fares to foreign students and spending on other sectors add to the American economy. The International Educators Association says that 1 million international students contributed an estimated 41 billion to the US economy in the 2018–19 academic year.