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Why a Trump Crackdown on Visa Program Could Benefit Foreign Students

The chance of getting a H-1B work visa is the same as getting into a top 50 university in the U.S., except that H-1B is “purely” based on a lottery system. With 236,000 applicants fighting for 85,000 spots this year, only 36% of them will be lucky enough to continue their versions of the American Dream next year. To make the situation gloomier, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he wanted to crack down on the abuse of visa programs from day one in office.

“I will direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut American workers,” said Trump in a video message last week. […]

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Why a Trump Crackdown on Visa Program Could Benefit Foreign Students