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New Barriers to International Education Exchange Proposed

On September 25 the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule that will limit the length of stay for international students in the United States.  This extreme departure in the long-established practice of students being admitted for “duration of status” will further erode the desirability of the United States as a destination for international students.  Our country and our world need the best minds to work cooperatively and across borders to solve existential challenges, including environmental disasters and a global pandemic.  This is the worst time to put up barriers to young people eager to apply their education to improve our collective futures.

The rule is in the proposed stage and will be subject to a public notice and comment procedures before a final rule is published.  If you care about the future of international education in the United States, take action now.  It will make a difference.

•    Educate yourself and learn more about the proposed rule.  
•    Submit a comment in the correct format by October 26.

NAFSA provides resources for this important work here.  

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