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APA Board Endorses MLA Letter to ICE on Revocation of Visa Exemptions for International Students

Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The APA’s board of officers has joined more than 40 other scholarly societies in signing on to the Modern Language Association’s letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement concerning its decision to end visa exemptions for international students.

The letter reads, in part, as follows:

International students are an important element of our institutions’ vitality and diversity, and the exemptions that were in place for spring and summer under the Student Exchange and Visitor Program allowed many students to remain connected to their US institutions during this unsettled time. Revoking those exemptions now will end the possibility of US study for international students, affecting both their futures and the futures of the institutions that have depended on and benefited from their contributions. These new restrictions will affect the futures of international students and will as profoundly affect the futures of the colleges and universities that depend on and benefit from their contributions. The increased financial burdens on US universities will be significant.


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