Tracking International Students in Higher Education: Policy Options and Implications for Students

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General Books LLC, 2011 - 210 pages
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OCLC Number: 50504033 Excerpt: ... 2 Associate / Education; Joe Novotny, Minority Staff Assistant / Education; and Brendan O'Neil, Minority Legislative Associate / Education. OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN PETE HOEKSTRA, SUBCOMMITTEE ON SELECT EDUCATION, COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C. Chairman Hoekstra. Good morning. A quorum being present, the joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Select Education and the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness will come to order. I would like to thank my colleague from California, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the 21st Century Competitiveness, Mr. McKeon, for agreeing to hold this joint hearing on the policy implications of tracking international students in higher education. So that we can get to our witnesses, we have agreed to limit the opening statements to the chairmen and the ranking minority members of each of the two subcommittees. With that, I ask unanimous consent that the record remain open for 14 days to allow members to insert extraneous material into the official hearing record. Without objection so ordered. I am just going to have a few brief comments. The hearing today is not to talk about the value of exchange programs or the value of having foreign students participating in and attending colleges, universities and technical schools in the United States of America. We have, over the years, had significant testimony in front of the entire Education Committee indicating the value of having foreign students participating in our colleges and universities. However, since September 11, we know that nothing is the same. Everything is a little bit more complicated. Travel and just about everything in our lives has changed. Security is now of the utmost importance. The hearing that we are going to have today will take a look at student visas. We issue about five to 600 student visas annually. We want to take a look and thoroughly understand the proc...

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