Trump-era immigration rule could make it harder for foreign students to land jobs in tech

The potential to squeeze the pipeline from the classroom to a well-paying tech job also has universities particularly worried.

Enrollment of foreign students at some schools plummeted during the pandemic and there is no guarantee it will come back, especially if it means working in the U.S. after graduation is more difficult than before, according to Miriam Feldblum, the executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, another party to the lawsuit over the rule.

“The U.S. needs to ensure we have the policies in place that enable international students to stay and contribute after graduation,” Feldblum said.

Feldblum also pointed to other ways the Trump administration made it more difficult for foreign students to come to the U.S., including an attempt to deny student visas because of a lack of in-person classes during the pandemic that was ultimately unsuccessful.

Read the full article from the San Francisco Chronicle here.