Universities accuse Trump of putting off foreign students

Universities have blamed President Donald Trump for a dip in foreign student enrolment in the United States, citing his anti-immigration stance as a contributing factor, writes Harriet Sinclair for Newsweek.

According to a report from Politico, foreign student admissions to US universities dropped by 3% in the 2016-17 school year and is expected to rise to 6% in the 2017-18 school year, according to data from the Institute of International Education. It is the first time in more than a decade that the number of foreign admissions to US universities has dropped.

A number of American universities have made it clear they lay the blame at the feet of the current president, with 32 higher education organisations submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court over Trump’s travel ban.
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