Universities band together to fight for international students

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — More than 30 universities across the state, including UIUC, signed a letter of delegation to Congress.

It says changes to federal immigration policy are hurting their ability to recruit and keep international students.

A few of those challenges deal with delays and denials with visas that allow students to study at Illinois universities, and work in the U.S.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) ranked as the fifth largest U.S. institution hosting international students between 2018 and 2019.

Read the letter of delegation here.

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