• Biden can help rebuild America's greatness by letting more international students study and stay in the US

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A lonely university student takes a socially distanced exam in Belgium.
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    International students play a critical role in advancing US interests and supporting the economy.
    Our visa systems and policies do not meet the demands of attracting top global talent.
    Biden should focusing on administratively reforming our student visa system and policies.
    Chris Richardson, an immigration lawyer, was a US diplomat between 2011 and 2018.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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  • I am a mother of two kids, and my student debt is crushing my family. Forgiving student loans will help us escape the cycle of poverty

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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    Biden has pledged to forgive $10,000 of student loan debt, but it is not enough.
    After graduating college, I was hit by legal fees from my divorce which caused me to default on my loans.
    I went to graduate school to get a higher paying job, but now the interest on my loans is burying me. I want a better future for my kids.
    Emily Withnall is a freelance writer and fellow with Community Change. She lives in...
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