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Nobody’S At The Golden Door: The Effect Of Xenophobia On Us University Enrollment, Abhijeet R. Shirsat, Richard Brown Iii Apr 2018

Nobody’S At The Golden Door: The Effect Of Xenophobia On Us University Enrollment, Abhijeet R. Shirsat, Richard Brown Iii

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

A rise in xenophobic political rhetoric, presidential policy and far-right populism have led to a dramatic decrease in international student enrollment in US colleges and universities. For the first time since 9/11, American institutions of higher learning are facing the effect of widespread fear among prospective students from around the globe. After the election of President Donald J. Trump in 2016, universities reported the number of international students enrolling in their schools fell by seven percent and continues to decline. Seeking to allay the fear and uncertainty in their international student communities, colleges and universities are resisting proposed immigration ...