Less working restrictions for international students

Less working restrictions for international students

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Barbora Tomancova started this petition to IRS and

The purpose of this petition, of my project, is to change the restrictions for international students in the United States. Getting a job nowadays is difficult for everyone, but it is especially hard for the international students. Before you brush this issue off, think. Maybe you're not an international student, but I am sure you know some foreigners, whether it is students or working people and if they are your friend, wouldn't you want them to have equal opportunities as you? To set them up for success rather than failure?

There is many restrictions for F1 Visa students in getting a job; working only for the university they are attending, limited hours, can't work during the summer unless enrolled in classes, to name a few. These limitations are a stressor that is present in each international student's life; for some it is an active issue where they struggle to get a job, for others it is a passive experience - that happens primarily when their family has a high socioeconomic status so there is no need to worry about money.

International students don't want to "take your jobs," but rather be able to care for themselves and become independent. The money is needed for the bare necessities - food, housing, tuition as well as for paying taxes JUST TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND A SCHOOL HERE. Everyone heard about paying taxes as a result of earning income, but for international students, just to be able to live here and pay for school, we also have to pay taxes - and how are we supposed to pay that if we are not able to get a job.

We came to the United States to experience the freedom people always talk about, yet we live through struggles that could be easily avoided. Love us or hate us, we are staying in America and all we asking is for you to consider changing this issue.

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