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    A Victory for U.S. International Students

    Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration announced that degree-seeking international students must attend in-person classes in the fall or they may face deportation from the U.S. In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, many colleges and universities have resorted to online classes for the fall semester, leaving many students in limbo. However, recent developments indicate a reversal in this policy. To recap the situation, on Monday, July 7, 2020, the Trump administration declared a policy barring international students with certain visas from receiving classes in a completely online format while residing in the U.S. As a result, these students would have to enroll in an…

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    CUNY prioritizing recruitment of international students to campuses

    In its 2016-2020 master plan, CUNY has listed the recruitment of international students a top priority in hopes to dramatically increase low numbers of the past. CUNY’s campuses have long been known to be places of diversity and acceptance of various creeds and cultures. As the numbers check out, though, the system does not attract nearly as many international students as one may expect. Among the master plan’s various goals, including improving customer service in the bursar and financial aid offices to students and building more dorms, the plan includes a provision to make transferring international credits an easier process for students and an effort to increase CUNY’s visibility. Following…