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Tough visa rules for African students seeking to study in US

By Nation Africa

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,

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Could Trump’s proposed visa rule cause foreign students to forgo US colleges?

Dive Brief:

  • The Trump administration is proposing tighter restrictions for international student visas that some higher education experts say could deter them from studying in the U.S.
  • Among the changes, which were published in the Federal Register on Friday, are a four-year limit on visa durations and more specific parameters around permissible extension requests. The rules are open to a 30-day comment period.
  • International students account for around 6% of enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities.

Dive Insight:

Colleges across the country covet international students. That’s in part because they tend to pay higher tuition, subsidizing the lower costs paid by their domestic peers. 

Some schools also value the global perspective these students bring and have adjusted programming amid the pandemic to ensure they can continue to take classes if they can’t attend in person because of travel restrictions.

Under current rules, international students can stay in the U.S.

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I had to teach my NYU psych class to 360 students from a cell phone while trapped in an elevator with my kids. It went surprisingly well.

Jay Van Bavel with his children while stuck in the elevator of their apartment building.
  • Jay Van Bavel is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University, which is currently following a hybrid learning model with both in-person classes and virtual instruction.
  • On Wednesday, he got stuck in the elevator of his apartment building with his two kids, just 10 minutes before his remote Introduction to Psychology course with over 300 students was about to start.
  • Van Bavel, who Tweeted about the ordeal, says he was able to give 50 minutes of his lecture before the elevator was fixed and he and his kids were freed.
  • Looking back, he’s not sure why he didn’t cancel: “It all seemed weirdly normal in the moment.”
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On September 23, I had to teach my afternoon Introduction to Psychology class

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‘New US visa restrictions will affect students, education establishment’

Washington [US], September 26 (ANI/Sputnik): The new US visa regulations proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will affect foreign students in the United States as well as the country’s education establishment, National Capital Legal Services founder Elizabeth Krukova told Sputnik.
On September 24, the DHS announced an initiative to limit visas for foreign students in the United States to two and four years. The initiative also calls for restricting the duration of visas issued to foreign journalists to 240 days with an opportunity to obtain an extension of up to 240 days.
Krukova said the DHS regulation is a very effective tool to force graduates to leave the United States.
“The global effect of this is: educated graduates would be very limited in opportunities to legalise, stay or become employable,” Krukova said.
Meanwhile, the education establishment would lose significant revenue from international students, which would add to the

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Students wrongly accused of cheating in visa test take fight to Downing Street



a group of people holding a sign: Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA


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International students who lost their right to live and study in the UK after being wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test sent a letter to Downing Street on Thursday, as part of an ongoing campaign to clear their names.

The 200 students are some of about 34,000 accused by the Home Office of cheating in the English language tests they needed to pass in order to secure their visas. More than 1,000 students have been removed from the UK as a result of the accusation, and many were arrested and detained by immigration enforcement officers, but large numbers say they were wrongly accused.

“We were innocent but our visas were refused or revoked and the government gave us no way to defend ourselves. Our futures were destroyed and we were left to fight a years-long legal battle costing each

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After another week at moderate risk for COVID, Brockton could soon look to bring some students back for in-person learning – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Brockton remains a community at moderate risk for COVID-19 on the state’s risk assessment map — the fourth straight week with that designation, after two weeks at high-risk red.

BROCKTON — For the fourth straight week, the city has been designated as a yellow community at moderate risk for COVID-19, inching the city’s schools closer to a partial return to in-person learning.

The weekly Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics, released on Wednesday evening, show Brockton had 6.7 coronavirus cases per day per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. That number is the same as last week’s report.

Brockton remains a community at moderate risk for COVID-19 on the state’s risk assessment map — the fourth straight week with that designation, after two weeks at high-risk red.

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Indian students appeal to U.K. PM Boris Johnson in historic English test visa row

The scandal relates to the Test of English for International Communication, a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases.

Several Indian students are among over 200 overseas student signatories of a letter delivered to the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on Thursday, seeking justice in the wake of being accused of cheating in a compulsory English language test six years ago.

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases. Many of the students caught up in the row are Indian and have consistently maintained their innocence and have been lobbying the government for a chance to prove their innocence.

We were innocent but our visas were refused or revoked and the government gave us no way to defend ourselves. Our futures were destroyed and we

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Indian Students Appeal To UK PM In Historic English Test Visa Row

TOEIC is a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases (Representational)

London:

Several Indian students are among over 200 overseas student signatories of a letter delivered to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on Thursday, seeking justice in the wake of being accused of cheating in a compulsory English language test six years ago.

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases.

Many of the students caught up in the row are Indian and have consistently maintained their innocence and have been lobbying the government for a chance to prove their innocence.

“We were innocent but our visas were refused or revoked and the government gave us no way to defend ourselves. Our futures were destroyed and we were left to fight a years-long legal battle

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Cox Communications Grants Homeless Students Online Assistance

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — A donation of six laptops and increased bandwidth will aid young students of the Orange County Rescue Mission, Cox Business says. The internet provider learned of the urgent need for funding for the 2020-2021 school year , with 61 students going back to virtual school.

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to start all schools virtually, the Rescue Mission had a mere two weeks to ensure its homeless children had everything they needed for remote learning.

This included the need for increased internet capacity.

“Once we were able to create a social distance learning environment right here at Village of Hope, we realized that we also needed to upgrade our internet bandwidth in order for our children to be successful in their schooling during this unprecedented time,” says Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission. “We knew Cox has consistently demonstrated a commitment to bridging the

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Wake elementary students could start daily, in-person classes in November. See the plan.

Wake County elementary students could return for daily, in-person classes in November after having not been in school buildings since March.

Wake County school administrators recommended Wednesday having PreK-5 students and K-12 special-education students in regional programs start Oct. 26 with a rotation of one week of in-person classes and two weeks of online courses. Those students would shift to daily, in-person classes on Nov. 16.

The plan also has middle school and high school students start the three-week rotation on Nov. 9. But Superintendent Cathy Moore said that grades 6-12 could stay with only getting online courses for the rest of the semester, which ends in January.

The school board will vote on the plan Tuesday. The vote comes as parents are asking for a return to in-person instruction while administrators and teachers say it’s not safe to return yet.

Community urged to unify around school reopening

Moore

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