What President Biden will mean for international students — and what to expect from the final days of the Trump administration

What’s more, nearly two and a half months remain before Inauguration Day, and President Trump could still enact additional policies that are unfriendly to international students. Banks expressed concern that the administration could make last-minute changes to practical training, which permits international students to gain work experience. And advocates are eyeing warily a proposed rule that would put strict time limits on student visas. If approved, it could be a “significant deterrent” to international students, Feldblum said, noting that regulatory changes are more difficult to undo than presidential orders.
More than 32,000 comments have been submitted on the draft, and officials are supposed to read every one before releasing a final rule, so opponents could potentially run out the clock. Still, Feldblum worries that the Trump administration could push through the rule on the way out the door.

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