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Foreign Students Add Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs to the U.S. Economy

Written by on November 17, 2015 in Economics with 1 Comment
Foreign Students Add Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs to the U.S. Economy

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many foreign students go […]

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U.S. Education of Foreign Students is Under Attack

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Immigration Courts with 0 Comments
U.S. Education of Foreign Students is Under Attack

Under the guise of protecting American workers, immigration restrictionists are trying again to prevent foreign students from having an opportunity to gain meaningful practical experience in the United States through a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security filed in March 2014 and brought, in part, by the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Currently students who […]

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How International Students Add Billions to the U.S. Economy

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Economics with 1 Comment
How International Students Add Billions to the U.S. Economy

International Education Week occurs the third week in November each year to highlight the advantages of international education and exchange in the United States and worldwide. In particular, International Education Week—a joint initiative between the State Department and Education Department—emphasizes the benefits of preparing more Americans for a global environment and attracting future leaders from […]

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Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Areas

Written by on August 29, 2014 in Economics with 1 Comment
Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Areas

International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that students from fast-growing foreign economies can also be important anchors in building global connections between their hometowns abroad and their U.S. metropolitan destinations,” said Neil Ruiz, author of a new report released today by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy […]

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Record Number of International Students Add $24 billion to U.S. Economy

Written by on November 12, 2013 in Economics, Employment and Wages, Integration with 1 Comment
Record Number of International Students Add $24 billion to U.S. Economy

A record number of international students studying in the U.S. contributed billions to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to an economic analysis by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Over the academic year, international students and their families support 313,000 jobs and contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy. The NAFSA report […]

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Immigration Law Curbs Foreign Student Entrepreneurship

Immigration Law Curbs Foreign Student Entrepreneurship

Nearly everyone agrees that the U.S. immigration system should provide visas for entrepreneurs who want to start businesses in the U.S. and employ American workers.  However, convoluted immigration laws make it difficult for some entrepreneurs to launch their business while they’re in school and remain lawfully in the U.S. after they graduate in order to […]

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