African and South American college students face high hurdles to study in the U.S.

“A lot of people may not realize how important it is strategically for the United States to make sure that we’re welcoming students from around the globe. It’s been a major pillar of our security, our foreign policy and our economic progress,” said Jill Welch, a senior policy adviser at the Presidents’ Alliance. “The inability to secure a visa should never stand in the way of qualified students being able to pursue an educational degree in the U.S.”

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