“Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status. If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.”
More than 1 million of the country’s higher education students come from abroad.
Harvard University reports having a total of 6,572 international students on campus, 1,185 of whom are undergraduates. This is out of a total of 31,120 students, 9,965 of whom are undergraduates. International students make up about 21.1% of the student body.
Will all Harvard’s foreign students have to leave now? I mean I know Harvard is rich, but that’s a lot of Harvard students and a lot of money.
At Cal, 16% are foreign students. UCLA roughly the same. 23% at the University of Illinois.
What is Trump up to here?
Trump wants schools to open because his re-election campaign is tanking and it has shifted to trying to convince us that COVID is the new normal and we can live with it.
As an aside, this “just get over it” Trump narrative is one that scares the shit out of those who are over 65, a high risk group by virtue of our age.
Trump wants all schools open in the Fall no matter if it is K-12 or higher ed.
Even some Democrats and the teachers unions have said the same thing, only they add the word “safely,” to the line about opening schools.
Nobody has explained adequately how – in just a few weeks for some schools – we are going to open safely for students, teachers and staff.