U.S. Welcomes Indian Students In Record Numbers
We all know we are seeing record numbers of students from India wanting to study in the US. This is a really positive article about the reasons why so many students from India are choosing the US. Beyond our world-class offerings in higher education, the US offers a vast Indian diaspora of over 4.5 million across the country.
Indian students make important contributions “to both our countries,” U.S. Embassy New Delhi Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina said in September. “They build lifelong connections with American peers to maintain and grow international partnerships, working collectively to address current and future global challenges.”
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5 Immigration Proposals The Biden Administration Should Consider This Year
I love reading articles like this one -- short and to the point! The “fixes” they are suggesting would have a big impact on immigration. If the US would onshore the visa renewal process for visas like H-1B, that could have a big impact in countries like India, freeing up capacity for other visa types.
The U.S. Congress has not passed significant reform to the nation’s immigration system since the 1990s, and advancing an immigration bill this term is unlikely thanks to the 118th Congress’ divided government. Still, instead of succumbing to legislative gridlock, the executive branch can use this term to enact meaningful changes and updates to immigration policy using existing agency authorities.
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Colleges Quietly Begin Planning For End Of Affirmative Action
Affirmative action gave universities the ability to consider a student’s race along with a wide range of other factors — academic merit, athletics, and extracurriculars in admissions. But now, the Supreme Court could change all of this. No matter what side of the aisle you are on, this decision could have long-lasting impacts on college admissions processes.
For decades, Harvard, UNC, and other universities have had the ability to consider a student’s race along with a wide range of other factors — academic merit, athletics, extracurriculars, and others — when it comes to deciding whether to admit a student. But now, the Supreme Court could change all of this.
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