Why Study in Trump's America? - MOLA Leadership
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Do you recognize the man in the picture above? His name is Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. President Trump ran the most popular campaign in the history of the U.S. politics. He rapidly became highly controversial in terms of immigration. However, not all of what the media has been stating is true, for as a businessman himself, President Trump has proposed a very attractive initiative for international students and other legal immigrants in the country.

Currently, being an international student in the U.S. comes with positive benefits. For example:

  1. On-Campus Employment. Any F-1 Visa holder (international student in the U.S.) is enabled to not only study full-time, but also work while studying within any American college campus.
  2. Curricular Practicuum Training (CPT). International students can also undergo CPT, which is an opportunity to work part-time in their field of study for any employer willing to give them an internship.
  3. Operational Practicuum Training (OPT). After finishing with their American education at any U.S. higher education institution, internationals are able to legally work for 12 months until they can find a company willing to sponsor them with a work visa (H-1 B Visa).
  4. H-1B Visa. A work visa requires a company to sponsor an international student. In other words, if an international student excels at a job, the company might sponsor the international to remain in the U.S. for 6 years.

Let us be clear, President Trump is not against legal immigration, but illegal immigration. As a businessman, President Trump has always favored the idea of bringing nothing but the best into American soil. In fact, according to Patrick Thibodeau, Senior Editor at Computer World, “A new bill in Congress would give foreign students who graduate from U.S. schools priority in getting an H-1B visa.” Nowadays, some American companies sponsor internationals outside of the U.S. borders. However, if President Trump’s initiative goes through Congress, international students in the U.S. will be even way more benefitted than ever.


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