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TESOL Statement on Withdrawal of Guidance Banning International Students in U.S.

by David Cutler | 07/14/2020
TESOL International Association was very pleased to learn that U.S. Department of Homeland Security withdrew its recent guidance that banned many international students from studying in the United States. While TESOL is happy to know that international students attending colleges and universities in the United States will be able to continue their studies, it also recognizes the unnecessary stress and anxiety this harmful decision caused on countless students, educators, schools, and communities.

TESOL would like to thank the continued efforts of its committed advocates. Through the TESOL Advocacy Action Center, over 3,200 letters were sent to the U.S. President, Vice President, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security over the past five days. Combined with the efforts of other advocates from the United States and abroad, international students will be able to continue their studies unimpeded, while bringing their thoughts, ideas, customs, and cultures to communities across the United States.