President Joe Biden’s administration is reversing yet another policy put in place by former President Donald Trump–a crackdown on foreign students who overstay their student visas.
Trump wanted to limit the visas to four years, when the current rules allow students to remain in the U.S. on visas as long as they are enrolled in classes at a college or university.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas withdrew the Trump regulatory proposal this week after admitting they were under pressure from colleges and universities, which can charge top rates to foreign students who enroll there.
Several foreign students on expired visas have committed violent crimes against Americans in recent months, which highlights why the regulation is needed.
Nearly 800,000 student visas are awarded each year to students and their family members, and enough of those students overstay the visas to make it a national security issue.
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