Afghan Refugees and the Role of Higher Education in Global Crises

The Presidents’ Alliance is working to create a new category for refugees and immigrants on the F1 visa, the travel visas most students use to gain access to higher education in the U.S. This new category, P4, would allow for university sponsorship of students.

Laura Wagner, project manager for the initiative on U.S. education pathways for refugee students, said she is hopeful that the U.S. State Department will make their decision on the new category sometime late spring. Wagner said she and the Presidents’ Alliance wished the P4 status could have been in place during the fall of Kabul. But its establishment now can help more institutions of higher learning have the tools they need, and want, to help.

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