President Donald Trump’s government is planning to bar East African students from pursuing degrees in the US by limiting their stay in the country.
The move which is contained in proposals by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will also see students from a majority of African countries barred from getting student visas longer than two years.
This means that the students will be unable to pursue education in American universities where degrees and other certifications take about four years of study.
“If DHS’s new proposed rule goes through, international students from countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Vietnam, and the Philippines would be effectively banned from getting four-year degrees in the US,” US Immigration lawyer Aaron Reinchlin-Melnick, who is a Policy Analyst at the American Immigration Council, warns.
According to the new DHS proposal, students from countries on the State Sponsor of Terrorism List (Iran, Syria,