Last week, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule that would shorten the length of time international students and scholars may remain in the United States before applying for a visa renewal. The proposed rule is a part of continued attacks on international students and scholars by the Trump administration, designed to add layers of bureaucracy to an already daunting and complicated process thereby discouraging international students and scholars from contributing to research and teaching in the U.S.
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On Wednesday, we co-hosted an information session about this proposed rule with an immigration lawyer. You can find a recording of that session here.
Want to get more involved in organizing around international student issues?
- Sign the petition against the arbitrary visa revocations,
- Fill out GWC’s International Student Working Group’s Survey on ISSO’s services,
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more involved, join our whatsapp chat or come to our weekly meetings, Thursdays 2-3 pm.
Let’s fight this together.