Keep ALL International Students Enrolled

Keep ALL International Students Enrolled

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Zach Steward started this petition to UMass Amherst Administration

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has released new guidelines that prevent incoming international students (freshmen) from entering the country if all of the courses they take are online. This is eerily similar to the guidelines surrounding current students that hold particular student visas. Those guidelines were retracted due to pressure and communities coming together to support students that come here for an education and a better life, much like the immigrants currently locked in detention centers and undocumented ones. This represents a threat to their way of life, and it has to be stopped. Protect all international people, documented or not. They are people, just like Americans, and deserve the same opportunities. It takes courage, strength, conviction, bravery, and a whole host of other attributes to leave one’s home and come to another country where they have to start over in order to be given a fraction of the respect. Americans take so much for granted, and our international brothers and sisters can’t do so. They need to be protected at all costs, given access to the same opportunities as those of us born in the States, and the ability to make their dreams a reality. Stand with them, for often they stand with us against injustice. In the words of MLK, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”.

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