23-year-old Wang Ziwei is among at least 500 students the Chinese government says have been rejected under a policy issued by then-President Donald Trump.
The letters were jointly sent by twenty-four prominent media outlets, demanding less than one thousand special visas for Afghan journalists, interpreters, supporting staff, and their families.
“Student visas remain a top priority and we are making every attempt to facilitate student travel in time for the fall semester.
The 2020 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange highlights that during the 2019-20 academic year, India remained the second largest source of international students in the US.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Chatter at various social media platforms and groups indicate that immigration attorneys this time expect a much high rate of rejection.
The US is considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas as part of president Donald Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' initiative.