Presidents and chancellors of more than two dozen universities and colleges from across the Garden State sent a letter to the New Jersey Congressional delegation letting them know about the challenges they’ve faced over the past several years, which include recruiting and keeping international students, scholars and faculty. They say it’s because of changes to the immigration system.
“I was delighted when I saw that the presidents of the universities in New Jersey had gotten together to identify a very real problem,” said Scott Herness, dean of the graduate school at Montclair State University, one of the schools that signed the letter in support.
International students apply for an F1 visa to temporarily study in the United States. International faculty and scholars apply for a work visa. All those visas can be placed into administrative processing, which the letter points to as an obstacle.