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American Immigration Council: Foreign Student Admission Restrictions Hurt America's Leadership in Innovation

Oct 23, 2020 - Targeted News Service

The American Immigration Council issued the following news release:

A proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security limiting the admission periods of foreign students and exchange visitors could devastate U.S. leadership in scientific research and technological innovation. The proposal would negatively impact American colleges and universities and foreign students seeking a higher education degree in the United States and have long-term effects for the legal immigration system.

With public comments due Monday, the rule will eliminate a longstanding policy that allows students and scholars to remain in the United States for the duration of their studies, also known as "duration of status." The rule would limit the period of stay to a maximum of four year...