Educated foreign workers face work-visa challenges

Miriam Feldblum, the executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, said the immigration system isn’t set up well to funnel foreign students into jobs in the U.S., like it is in other countries. For starters, students applying for the F-1 visa — the most common student visa — must declare their intent to leave. In other words, their stay is not meant to be permanent. They must also prove they have the money to finance their education, while also facing strict limits on the kind of work they can do once they are in the U.S. studying. Their hours are limited and they are only allowed to work jobs in the field they are studying.

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