Weekly News Round-Up: March 2, 2023

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By Shorelight Team
Published on March 2, 2023

Each week the Shorelight team rounds up trusted headlines on the latest in international education and all things impacting students and universities.

To Compete With China, The United States Needs To Fix Immigration

This article outlines the history of the two leading international student sources, China and India, and then lays out the case for why we need a healthy immigration system.

“Immigration law reforms have languished in Congress for decades with virtually no bipartisan avenues for progress. But there is bipartisan consensus on both maintaining India as a crucial strategic partner for the United States, and regarding China as a strategic competitor. Addressing the issues in immigration policy that are affecting the United States’ ability to attract and retain skilled Indian immigrants and maintain a competitive edge over China should be a no-brainer.”

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“Self-Defeating for Florida” – Presidents’ Alliance Reacts To Proposed Rescission Of In-State Tuition Access For Dreamers 

Dreamers have grown up in our schools, serve our communities, and stand ready to bridge workforce gaps that face our nation. As Republican Senator Rick Scott, who signed into law the current in-state tuition policy when Governor in 2014, stated last week, “When I think about that bill I think about little two, or five year-old girls … They lived in this country. They went to school. Maybe they were an honor roll student … So for them we cannot put this thing out of reach for them to live their dream. It was a bill I was proud to sign, I believe in it. I believe these individuals ought to have the opportunity to live the dream of this country. It’s a bill I would sign again today.”

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Bendapudi Named To AAU Group Working To Bolster U.S., India University Alliances

Members of the task force include; Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi, Sunil Kumar, current provost of Johns Hopkins University and incoming president of Tufts University, and Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“Research partnerships between universities in the United States and international counterparts are crucial to global scientific, educational and economic advancement; that is why these partnerships have always been a priority for the Association of American Universities,” said AAU President Barbara Snyder in a statement announcing the task force. “AAU is proud to work with our Indian counterparts to expand U.S.-Indian research and educational collaboration, and we look forward to working with India’s leading research universities to create a roadmap for a future of even more robust partnership.”

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