Bipartisan Bill Proposes Student Visa Changes With Workforce Pathways


The Dignity Act would also grant O-1 visas to international students who graduate from a U.S. university with a Ph.D. from any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) program, or a healthcare or medical program. An O-1 visa, also known as an “extraordinary ability visa,” would allow these graduates to live and work in the U.S. after graduation.

Higher education advocates lauded many of the bill’s proposals that would impact college students.

“If you look at any survey of prospective international students, it’s really important to them to know they will have an opportunity to apply their studies to work beyond campus and help launch their careers,” Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, told BestColleges.

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