Colleges Say Students Must Get a Covid Vaccine. But No, Not That One.

Vaccine requirements were designed mostly for American students. That is presenting hurdles for many international students without access to one of the eight vaccines approved by the W.H.O.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #foreign-students-in-us, #india, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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‘Are You Like This Doggy?’ U.S. Embassy Asked Chinese Students. It Backfired.

In a social media post about visa applications, the consular section in Beijing posed a question that some critics called racist.

#china, #education, #foreign-students-in-us, #social-media, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

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‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job

Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

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New Visas Limits Would Be a Self-Inflicted Wound for the U.S.

The Trump administration wants to make it harder for foreign students, exchange visitors and journalists.

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Computing Pioneers Endorse Biden, Citing Immigration

They said the administration’s policies were driving away technology talent and could do long-term damage to their industry.

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Judge Halts Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards Over Coronavirus Pandemic

New York and other states sued the Trump administration over new limits on the “public charge” rule, which critics said would discourage immigrants from seeking medical treatment during the pandemic.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daniels-george-b, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #food-stamps, #foreign-students-in-us, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vermont, #welfare-us

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U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members

The presidential order under consideration would be based on the same statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act used in a 2017 travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

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Government Rescinds Plan to Strip Visas From Foreign Students in Online Classes

The Trump administration said it would no longer require international students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the country.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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The Administration Retreated on Student Visas, but the Battle Isn’t Over

The international scholars the administration was threatening to send home are vital to American innovation and competitiveness.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology

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17 States Sue to Block Student Visa Rules

A legal battle between universities and the Trump administration over foreign students and online learning escalated on Monday, ahead of a critical federal court hearing.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #healey-maura-1971, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #international-study-and-teaching, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology

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What’s the Value of Harvard Without a Campus?

Many first-generation, low-income Harvard students feel that the elite institution has failed them.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #financial-aid-education, #foreign-students-in-us, #income-inequality, #scholarships-and-fellowships

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Harvard and M.I.T. Sue to Stop Trump Visa Rules for Foreign Students

Universities opposed a policy that would require students to take at least one in-person class or be denied permission to study in the United States.

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What Harvard and Your Local Commuter College Now Have in Common

For colleges in the middle of the pack, the financial calculus during the pandemic looks very different, with in-person classes on campus a way to survive.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #trump-donald-j

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International Students in Online Courses Face Lost F1 Visas, ICE Says

International students will be required to take at least one in-person class to keep their visas, at a time when many universities are prioritizing online instruction.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #foreign-students-in-us, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #visas

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Colleges Plan to Reopen Campuses, but for Just Some Students at a Time

To provide some semblance of the campus experience during a pandemic, colleges say large chunks of the student body will have to stay away and study remotely for all or part of the year.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #e-learning, #foreign-students-in-us, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #harvard-university, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #princeton-university, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #stanford-university, #tuition, #university-of-pennsylvania, #yale-university

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Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

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Lotus Flower Plague-Repellent Pills and Other Gifts From China

Herbal formulas are also a potion for national cohesion.

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Gaps in Vetting Visas Allowed Saudi Gunman Into U.S. Pilot Training

The gunman who killed three in Florida was not directed by Al Qaeda, nor inspired solely by online ideology. He was a new kind of terrorist, harder to spot: an extremely enterprising freelancer.

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Businesses Brace for Possible Limits on Foreign Worker Visas

Citing the economic slump, the president is looking at a limit on H-1B, L-1 and other visas as well as a program allowing foreign students to work in the United States after they graduate.

#executive-orders-and-memorandums, #foreign-students-in-us, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-economy, #visas

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Trump Moves to Strip Hong Kong of Special U.S. Relationship

The president, angered by China’s security crackdown in Hong Kong and its handling of the coronavirus, said he would also terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #foreign-students-in-us, #hong-kong, #kudlow-lawrence-a, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools

The move is the latest in the Trump administration’s efforts to impose limits on Chinese students. But many university officials say the government is paranoid, and that the United States will lose out.

#burr-richard-m, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #foreign-students-in-us, #national-security-council, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #rubio-marco, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

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The Future of College Is Online, and It’s Cheaper

The coronavirus forced a shift to virtual classes, but their continuation could be beneficial even after the pandemic ends.

#colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coursera-inc, #e-learning, #edx, #foreign-students-in-us, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #oculus-vr-inc

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Immigrants on H-1B and Other Work Visas May Face Deportation

The Trump administration is unlikely to allow laid-off holders of H-1B and other work visas to extend their stay in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-immigration-lawyers-assn, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-students-in-us, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #visas

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Coronavirus Drives Signs of a Major Drop in College Enrollment

Uncertain that campuses will reopen, students are reluctant to commit for the fall. For schools, enrollment drops and lost revenue could be devastating.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-students-in-us, #loyola-university-maryland

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‘My World Is Shattering’: Foreign Students Stranded by Coronavirus

When the pandemic shuttered colleges, many international students had no idea where to live or whether they would ever be able to return to class.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #epidemics, #foreign-students-in-us, #international-study-and-teaching, #shutdowns-institutional

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