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Biden Makes Immigration Day 1 Priority


Notably, the Trump administration did not finalize a proposed rule prior to the end of Trump’s term that would have fundamentally changed how student visas are awarded, requiring students to reapply every two or four years. Colleges had widely opposed the proposed rule, which was introduced in September.

“On the one hand, you can say they ran out of time,” said Miriam Feldblum, the executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, an association of college leaders focused on immigration policy. “You can also say we had a good victory there. Colleges and universities were part of the reason why there were 30,000-plus comments” on the proposed rule after it was published in the Federal Register. “We made clear that this was a line that we did not want them to cross.”

You can read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.