每日英語跟讀 Ep.913: About the US - US visa policy could force foreign students to leave
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a lawsuit against the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which will withdraw visas from foreign students whose courses go fully online in the fall semester. Numerous students on F-1 and M-1 visas could be forced to leave the country.
Over a million foreign students are studying in US colleges at the moment. According to Reuters, they mostly pay full tuition and injected nearly US$45 billion (about NT$1.33 trillion) into the US economy in 2018. The US limits online instruction for foreign students to one class or three credits per semester, but the ICE had temporarily relaxed the rule since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 9 percent of colleges are planning to go fully online this fall.
According to the Ministry of Education, there were a total of 23,469 Taiwanese students in the US during the 2018-19 academic year. The ministry suggests that students try to understand how their schools will offer courses to protect their own rights.
Rapper Kanye West may drop out of presidential race 饒舌歌手肯伊威斯特 總統夢不樂觀
Just days after rapper Kanye West announced his presidential bid on US Independence Day, his campaign specialist Steve Kramer revealed that West may be pulling out of the race. “He’s out,” Kramer told New York Magazine on the phone. West only qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot.
West, previously a strong supporter of US President Donald Trump, tweeted his intention to run for president this year to challenge Trump. “I’m taking the red hat off,” the billionaire said in an interview, pledging to run the country like the nation “Wakanda” in superhero film Black Panther if elected. In response, Trump said West’s declaration was “very interesting,” but it may be too late for him to register in some states.
The US presidential election on Nov. 3 is more than three months away, and West has already missed the deadline to get his name on the ballot in some states. His family is concerned that he was suffering a “bipolar disorder” given his presidential aspirations.
Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2020/07/24/2003740440 ; https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2020/07/17/2003740036