That’s a challenge for American colleges. But it also could be a blow to U.S. competitiveness. Foreign students often go on to build their lives in the United States, filling our faculty offices, our laboratories, our boardrooms. One in five entrepreneurs who founded start-ups in the United States is an immigrant — and three-quarters of them first came to America as students.
A good chunk of American entrepreneurship and innovation is by these students. It’s too bad that the Trump/Miller hostility discouraged them.