25% drop in foreign students in US, lawmakers ask Donald Trump to ease immigration process

The US government has been urged to streamline its immigration process to ensure that international students can enrol in the September term, as US colleges stare at a 25% drop in foreign students this year.

In a letter to the US administration, a group of Republican congressmen also sought to retain the optional practical training (OPT) program, which allows students graduating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to work in the country for an additional 24 month …

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