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FRONTLINES

n  NAFSA

continues to be a strong advocate for commonsense immigration reform
at the legislative level, and ultimately supported President Obama's executive order to
address the nation's immigration crisis and
legislation that would create a legal path to
citizenship for undocumented students who
wish to pursue the American dream.
n  As a member of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Academic Advisory
Council, NAFSA has an ongoing opportunity to recommend changes in the regulatory
practice area affecting international students
and scholars. DHS has already implemented
several of our recommendations to date,
with more underway.
n  NAFSA has joined a coalition of many organizations that have actively advocated for
opening travel opportunities to Cuba, and
supports President Obama's ongoing efforts
to improve relations with Cuba.
Despite the strides we have made in

Our obligation as
citizens is also to
stay engaged,
to articulate in small
and larger ways, that we
expect these values to
be reflected in the
public conversation
about the values that
define our nation.
establishing an international education
policy, many advancements are still needed
to achieve our vision of a more globally engaged and welcoming United States:
n  President Obama, Congress, and state
legislators and governors should continue
to identify ways to articulate the importance of learning about other cultures and

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languages and of building academic ties
between the nations.
n  We must raise awareness that not enough
of our students experience the global society we now live in. Nearly 90 percent of our
college graduates do not have access to an
international learning experience during
their studies.
n  We must continue to look for policy
changes that can institutionalize the president's commitment to a globally engaged
and welcoming nation.
n  Congress should pass and President
Obama should sign the Senator Paul Simon
Study Abroad Act, which would increase
the number and diversity of students studying abroad, and broaden the destinations
where they study.
Over the last 15 years, there's no question
that we've had our share of setbacks-even
the threat of backward steps-on the issues
so important to our field and the country.
From the post-9/11 media and policymakers'
rhetoric suggesting that those responsible
for the World Trade Center explosion were
international students, to the serious challenges we've had with visa policies affecting
international students and scholars, to the
inability to achieve congressional action on
the Simon study abroad legislation, to the
lack of progress on comprehensive, commonsense immigration reform, one could
be forgiven for being discouraged at times.
The policy framework helps us remember why all these remaining achievements
are so important to the future of international education, and keeps our focus on our
obligation as an association and as citizens
to stay the course and be ready to seize the
next opportunity to advance the agenda.
Our obligation as citizens is also to stay engaged, to articulate in small and larger ways,
that we expect these values to be reflected
in the public conversation about the values
that define our nation. It's a tall order, but that
is our collective obligation, our privilege, and
our opportunity.
IE
MARLENE JOHNSON is president and CEO of
NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

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Contents
Supplement Contents
Going Home to Teach
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Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
In Brief
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
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