Several protests have been going against American President Donald Trump’s administration’s new visa policy regarding the ‘unlawful stay’. The top Universities including the Harvard and MIT approached the court to challenge the Trump government’s new visa policy that is affecting the foreign students, due to its ‘backdating’ rule.
Trump government has introduced this policy to impose restrictions on overstaying a visa. According to this new rule, an individual cannot stay in the USA after the visa expires and the stay from there is considered ‘unlawful’ and after six months of unlawful presence, they will be forced to return to their respective country along with a 3 to a 10-year ban from the US.
There has a severe criticism from several institutions that this backdating rule is bringing in a lot of uncertainty in calculating the unlawful presence and increasing the risk of putting many students under re-entry bars and that too for the reasons that are not in students’ control.
The experts are of the opinion that this may lead to a drastic drop down in a number of international students in US institutions and in engagement international researchers and professors, which may cause a destructive effect on the higher education system in the United States.