The administration governed by the Donald Trump asked the international students in the United States to leave the country within 10 days, if their universities prefers the online-mode of classes for the August to December semester. The decision was announced on July 6. However, on July 14 the government withdrew its decision after it faced many challenges from the universities and the students.
The states consisted of 202,000 Indian students who can now feel relieved with this decision. As per the revised decision, the international students would have to enrol in at least one course on campus to stay in US.
The universities in America have been shut down since March due to coronavirus pandemic. The current semester students need not be afraid as they can choose to stay there with certain conditions. The new admission to these universities can still take place as the classes will be commencing online for this semester.
US education is still a dream for many students. As on 18 July 2018, around 28% of Indian students were studying in US as per the reports from the Indian ministry of external affairs.
The year 2k18-2k19 witnessed an exchange of 1.1 million foreign students in US. This was shared by the China with 33.7%, followed by India with 18.4%. South Korea with 4.8% share followed the trend. America is in need of such exchanges as these promote high revenues to the country. According to NAFSA, an Association of International Educators, the international students spent around $44.7 billion for fees and other expenses. The Indian students shared around 10% in these expenses,
Apart from that, India contributes extensively to the amazing skilled workforce in the US. Most of the students persuading higher education are in the fields of maths, computer science and engineering. This enable them to emerge as a talented worker.
The revised decision also suspends the medium-term work permit visas. This decision has faced strict discrimination from many people including the CEO’s of reputed companies.
The country also plans to re-issue the I-20 forms to all the international students within August 4. This consists of the academic information and other details. This will determine whether the student could stay in US or not
The US administration asked universities to reissue I-20 forms to all international students by 4 August. This form lists a student’s academic information and determines their visa status. With that directive, it would have also determined if they could stay in the US or not. This has again caused a turmoil within the students and the move is laid to rest as of now.