Come for the schools, be used as pawns for politics.
I could not be more glad to see this happen. As a graduate student who could never find a job in academia because of all the damn foreigners over here competing for the same set of positions, I hope Trump kicks them all out and that they never come back!
I love how America is self destroying
I’m an immigrant here, pursuing citizenship too, and my best advice to you is to be mindful to remember that we do not have first amendment rights. (Yes, yes, technically the first amendment applies to all residents, but really we can get kicked out at any time for any reason, so really, it doesn’t.) This kind of post can really damage your citizenship case later.
What about me? I’m also the kind that can’t shut their mouth, but I’ve kept extra quiet those past few years, and it hasn’t been simple with everything going on. But man, the day I get this citizenship, I’ll start doing my citizen civic duty defending immigrant rights, and I’ll never forget how real the struggle is for our immigrant brothers and sisters.
Until then, stay safe, and don’t shoot yourself in the foot.
Very well written, even to the point of reminiscing back to undergrad 20-24 years ago and wishing I knew at the time how hard it must be to be an international student here: struggling to fit in, probably knowing no one. I’m glad you (all) are here.
Great post. You articulated well the weirdness of the times and the ugliness behind the mask, so to speak. Seems like we are in some sort of spiral (death spiral?) sinking ever deeper into a hell that can only be made a reality out of the mind of an idiot king. We will reach the seventh circle if the Orange One gets re-elected. If that happens, all bets are off. You are right about Miller- cruelty is his thing. BTW, I’m one of those nauseatingly over-optimistic Americans, but, dude, I’m growing weary.
Still gotta think you should still bet on that same horse though.
While I think this was a bad decision on the part of ICE, I think it's important to remember that the ICE announcement was not that of a new rule, but a very untimely reversion to the requirements of the original rule, the one which has guided the immigration aspect of international students coming to the States for years, as far as I know. This is an important distinction, because some of the international students from China I have been in touch with have thought that this was something new entirely, which upset them even more. If I am mistaken about this, please let me know.