June 2019


Under the trade war, should we study in the United States?

First of all, the uncertainty of China-US relations will definitely affect some people’s choice of study abroad. People will worry that the United States will no longer be friendly to China. Parents who grew up before the reform and opening up may even worry that this kind of unfriendly attitude will appear in the children’s daily study and life. For example, teaching colleagues and colleagues is no longer friendly to us, and even discriminating persecution may occur. This situation is unlikely to happen on the whole level.

Will this relationship between China and the United States affect our professional choices, for example, some sensitive professions, artificial intelligence, is not good to apply? This is possible. But at the same time, we have no clear evidence to show this. We should continue to observe this. Speaking of sensitive artificial intelligence, about 50% of human scientists in artificial intelligence are Chinese. In today’s era of interconnected globalization, the blockade and restrictions of technology are already very difficult, and the cost of control is very high. The United States will only strengthen control over the most sophisticated research projects. Other projects, namely various undergraduate majors and general masters. The PhD program will remain open.

The impact of the China-US trade war on the visas for students studying in the United States may be visible at present and everyone is more worried. This incident has been rumored because of the recent refusal of a visa. Although this year’s student visa may be more troublesome than in the past few years, it is not very difficult. Of course, we can find a study agent to help apply, the success rate will be higher, because professional lawyers must know more about the specific situation and experience. The study abroad agent can not only help us apply for the school. After entering the school, if you are expelled from a US university (also known as 被美国大学开除) and need to transfer to the United States urgently (also known as 美国紧急转学), or need to vaccinate the foreign student vaccine (also known as 留学生疫苗), you can consult the study agent and seek them. help.

For international students with immigration plans, due to the longer green card application schedule, you can apply for l1 visa (also known as l1签证), j1 visa (also known as j1签证), h1b visa, etc. H1b visas are the choice of most people, but you need to be careful about the preparation of h1b visa materials (also known as h1b签证材料).

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Does OPT have any effect on American employment?

The OPT stage is an important transitional stage for international students from student status to H-1B status. In particular, STEM students can enjoy three years of OPT. O1 visas (also known as o1签证) and h1b visas (also known as h1b签证) have become more difficult to apply in recent years. The h1b rfe rate and refusal rate have continued to rise. The h1b visa process (also known as h1b签证流程) is becoming more and more difficult, and the h4 visa for h1b spouses (also known as h1b配偶) is also limited. h4 job (also known as h4工作) opportunities. May be canceled. However, OPT is often opposed by Americans. Some people think that unemployment among US employees is related to the issuance of OPT: OPT students are “government-certified cheap laborers”; OPT employees who have higher wage flexibility and do not pay FICA tax will make Employers have a tendency to hire and have a negative impact on the employment of US employees.

Recently, a recent report from the National Political Foundation (NFAP) is undoubtedly a shot in the arm for those who support OPT. The report states that there is no evidence that OPT students have reduced employment opportunities for US employees. The report uses the STEM professional international student data for the last 9 years as the basis for the analysis.

This report not only refutes the view that “OPT and STEM OPT will affect the employment of American employees”, but also interprets OPT in terms of social impact, and believes that OPT is an important way for the United States to attract and retain foreign talents. Economic growth has an indispensable role. If the US government believes that OPT will affect the employment rate of local employees and cancel the STEM OPT, it will cause damage to the overall social development and economic growth of the United States.

The findings from the report are very important because the supervision of foreigners has continued to strengthen since President Trump took office. As early as 2017, there was news that the Trump administration intended to cancel the STEM OPT. With the implementation of Trump’s “Buy American, Americans” policy, the US government’s attitude towards foreign students and employees is becoming less and less friendly. Foreign students provide huge income for American education. According to statistics from the National Association of International Education Workers (NAFSA), more than 1 million international students studying in American universities contributed $39 billion to the US economy in the 2017-2018 school year.

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