President Biden’s decision favors foreign students, Indians on top !!
US President Joe Biden has taken another key decision which favours international students. With this decision lakhs of Indian students studying in America will be benefited. President Biden rolled back a rule made by the Trump administration which fixed the time period of admission and an extension of stay procedure for non-immigrant academic students, exchange visitors and representatives of foreign media.
Earlier this week the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Biden Administration withdrew the rule that was announced in the Trump administration in regard to the stay of non-immigrants. This latest decision of President Biden facilitates the foreign students to study and stay as long as they wish. This will help nearly more than 2 lakhs Indian students.
The DHS said that it had received more than 32,000 comments during the 30 days public comment period with more than 99 percent of commenters requesting DHS to withdraw the rule announced in Trump’s period. The DHS’s press release in this regard also reads “The commenters who opposed the rule argued that it discriminates against certain groups of people based on their nationality .They also argued that it would significantly burden the foreign students exchange scholars, foreign media representatives, and US employers by requiring the extension of stays in order to continue with their programs of study or work. Indian students considering higher education in the US and their parents have welcomed this move by the US Government to not limit the period of student visas to four years.