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AAU Joins Letter Urging DHS to Support International Students

AAU, ACE, and 46 other higher education organizations sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to congratulate him on his recent confirmation, voice support for the president’s executive order to protect and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and highlight actions he can take to support international students and ensure the United States remains the most attractive destination for foreign talent. The letter recommends that Mayorkas: withdraw proposals to limit the amount of time international students can spend in the United States and restore “duration of status;” withdraw interim final rules that limit access to H-1B visas; clarify the future of the Optional Practical Training program; restore HSAAC; and more. 

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