How would Biden’s immigration proposals affect international students?

Miriam Feldblum, co-founder and executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance, envisions higher education playing a much greater role in enacting these changes than during the Obama years. In an interview, she called for creating methods for unauthorized students to receive legal residency and financial aid. But other barriers for these students aren’t as well-known and deserve attention, Feldblum said, such as them being barred from professional licenses in some states.

“We need a national strategy so that we can officially, in a common sense way, attract and fully benefit from global talent around the world,” Feldblum said.

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