Forty years ago, my mother, a teenage refugee from Vietnam, arrived by boat in the United States.
Amid ongoing uncertainty, some universities are advising new international students not to come to campus this fall.
International students typically pay higher tuition than U.S.-born students, effectively subsidizing the cost of education for domestic students.
If many international students decide to simply withdraw, university budgets ravaged by COVID-19 will face even more serious financial troubles.
The recent policies targeting immigrants and international scholars are especially cruel, even by the Trump administration’s standards.