Shattered Dreams: Why Home Isn’t An Option For Some International Students | NBC News

published on July 12, 2020

In Astana has one of the highest murderrates in the worldof why people have left a country by themillions so in some ways there's thesafety issue you don't have a lot ofmoney all the money that my parents evermade had gone into all of our education

Thousands of international students arein limbo after immigration and customsenforcement announced a new policy earlyJuly foreign students studying in the USwill now have to leave the countrytransfer or risk deportation if all of

Their classes are online for someinternational students returning totheir home countries isn't just aninconvenience leaving the US means afuture of fear and uncertaintymy mom's first salary in India was 400

Rupees you know and that in dollars Idon't even know it the $1 75 rupees orsomething like that so we I'm not from arich family Priyanka Krishna is a PhDstudent at Iowa State University she wasborn in India and raised in the United

Arab Emirates at 17 years old Priyankamoved to the us in 2014 for undergradand she's been here ever since myconnection with India is 10 days inIndia once in 2 years to see mygrandparents and it's it's weird but I

Have to accept I am an Indian citizenI respect the country but there's I havevery very little connection and and andthe news in the news cases that we seein terms of how women are being treatedin the country it's very scary if I have

To go back to India I will I will quitIII don't think I can do Iowa StateUniversity virtually because I'm notgonna pay international tuition becauseat the moment I'm being kicked out ofthe country there's not going to be

Assistantships so I'll be playing fullinternational tuition as a PhD studentin Venezuela is a political economic andTerran crisis since 2013 over 5 millionpeople have left we're talking about acountry that has 28 million people

According to the national survey ofliving conditions for the East yesterday96 percent are in pub now we've becomethe poorest country in the whole regionRaoul Romero is a rising junior atOhio's Canyon college since his

Scholarship didn't funds his fulltuition Raul's family fund raisedthousands of dollars for him to be ableto study in the Statesgoing back to Venezuela would meanreturning to a country in crisis when I

Earn you know week sometimes it'swritten when my family or the new visapolicy is part of a larger push by theTrump administration to pressure schoolsinto reopening their campuses in thefall

Even though coronavirus cases continueto spikePresident Trump also said he wouldconsider cutting federal funding toschools if they don't physically reopenken cuccinelli

The Department of Homeland Securitydeputy secretary defended the policysaying that it doesn't make sense forinternational students to physically bein the country if all of theircoursework is online

He also said they're willing to beflexible with students HarvardUniversity and MIT filed a lawsuitagainst a new rule arguing it preventstheir nearly 9,000 internationalstudents from remaining in the United

States but Harvard and MIT students areonly a small fraction of thosethreatened with deportation in 2019 morethan 1 million international studentswe're issued visas to study in the USaccording to the Institute of

International Education internationalstudents typically pay full tuition so adrop in enrollment could result in aserious financial loss for some schoolsbut that enrollment drop could also meanthousands of shattered dreams I was

Receiving the response back from ourcolleges I thought wait-listed in one ofthe first one of the first schools rightto call my mom and I say mom I got it Igot in the waitlistOh waitlist where's that school but of

Course I was super proudthey were super proud of even fear of mebeing on a scholarship being able tomake a lot of my dreams come true I'mnot here illegally I'm not doinganything wrong in the country I'm

Getting my education I'm paying my taxesyou know why why change the one constantthat I have right nowhey NBC News viewers thanks for checkingout our YouTube channel subscribe byclicking on that button down here and

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