Bond Proposes Changes for International Studies

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Wednesday, March 28 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:31:07 PM CDT March 28, 2007 in News

Senator Kit Bond wants to change immigration laws to keep more international students in the U.S. Bond thinks graduates who choose to say in the U.S. will help the country keep its competitive edge.

Because the US is producing fewer graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math than other countries.

Today Bond met with international students and professors at MU to discuss his proposals. He would like to see students get one-year after graduation to find a job in the U.S. and students think the change could help build a lives here.

"This will really give me an opportunity to apply and all this stuff in a professional way," said Ionut Ciordas of Romania. "I think its a lovely country to be in. I feel really good over here. I feel welcome."

Right now, if an international student wants to stay, he must apply for a visa first. The proposal allows job hunting to come first.

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