CICU President Mary Beth Labate Statement On Federal Government’s Proposed Duration of Stay Rule for Student Visa Holders

News Date: 10/15/2020

CICU President Mary Beth Labate Statement On Federal Government’s Proposed Duration of Stay Rule for Student Visa Holders

“The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule to establish a fixed time period of admission and extension of stay procedure for student visa holders. New York State is home to the second most international college students in the country and New York City is the top destination for international students in the U.S. This proposed rule change will make it more difficult for international students to enroll in American institutions of higher education and will discourage future admission of international students. This policy is shortsighted and will undermine the country’s economic interests and will compromise the American higher education community and the thousands of international students who choose to study here.”