U.S. Chamber's Donohue on ICE's International Student Policy: It ‘Will Inflict Significant Harm Upon American Colleges and Universities, their Students, the Business Community, and Our Economy’

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:15pm

Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's latest regulations on international students: 

"This policy could force tens of thousands of international students to leave the U.S. for reasons outside of their control and needlessly injects an immense amount of uncertainty into our nation’s higher education system at a time when colleges and universities are grappling with significant logistical and financial challenges. The chilling effect it will have on international student enrollment will inflict significant harm upon American colleges and universities, their students, the business community, and our economy. International graduates of U.S. universities are a critical source of talent for American businesses and the Chamber will consider its legislative and legal options should this policy remain in place. We urge the administration to rethink this ill-conceived policy.”

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