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From: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Subject: Global: A New Program Would Help Student Refugees
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This summer, when the Taliban swept into control of Afghanistan, some American colleges rallied to the aid of displaced students and scholars, offering them places and scholarships.
The emergency response has been praised, but a coalition of higher-education and humanitarian-assistance groups hopes to create a more durable solution for refugee students: A new college-sponsorship program would help student refugees resettle in the U.S., earn degrees, and ultimately obtain permanent residency.
Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, an organizer of the RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students, said, “If the first time we try to deal with something is in crisis, it’s too late,” and she called for a policy structure set up for these students.
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- The Department of Homeland Security has approved special student relief employment benefits for students from Hong Kong who are experiencing severe economic hardship.
- Young Chinese people are becoming more Westernized and socially liberal but not more pro-democracy.
- Taiwan is filling the gap left by Confucius Institute closures.
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