In 2014, a survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named the Brookings Institution as the most influential think tank in the world. Brookings is one of Washington’s oldest and most prestigious “think tanks.” It conducts research and education in economics, foreign policy, and global development with the aims of strengthening democracy, fostering economic security and opportunities, and securing more peaceful international relations.
International Student in the U.S. Statistics
Recently, Brookings published research about international students in the United States. Researchers found that from 2001 through 2012:
- The number of international students with F-1 visas in U.S. colleges and universities grew by almost five hundred percent.
- Eighty-five percent of international college and university students attend colleges and universities in urban settings.
- Two-thirds of international college and university students major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or business, management, and marketing fields.
- Forty-five percent of international college and university graduates obtain visa extensions to work in the urban community where the college or university they attended is located.
What Does This Mean?
These Brookings Institution findings tell us that international students bring vital economic benefits to their U.S. communities. It is imperative to know your legal rights and your immigration options if you are an international student or a recent graduate. If you are an international student, or if you want to become one and study at a college or university in the United States, get the assistance of an experienced Ohio immigration lawyer to help you obtain an F-1 visa and provide other legal advice and insights you may need.
We Help International Students
If you are a graduate or if your graduation is approaching, and if you want to stay and obtain employment in the United States, an experienced Ohio immigration lawyer can help you with a change of immigration status or any other immigration procedure. Whatever your immigration goal is, it will take some time and patience, so contact an experienced Ohio immigration attorney at Sam Shihab & Associates today.
We have offices in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio as well as Michigan and Texas. But our full suite of immigration law services is available nationwide and even to those located in other countries.