Thursday, July 16, 2020
For commentary on the Trump administration's aborted attempts to restrict student visas in the pandemic, see Ediberto Roman and Carrie Rosenbaum's commentary ("INSIGHT: Reversal on Trump’s Student Visa Curbs Exposes Flawed Policy Efforts"). The punch line:
"President Trump has long railed against `liberal' academic institutions and the attempted ban coincided with his Covid-19 agenda. In the end, the settlement avoided further waste of taxpayer dollars and perhaps undermined what some also saw as a re-election strategy and a means of penalizing universities for deciding not to recommence in-person classes this fall by robbing them of critical tuition and fees. Yet again, the way this administration sought to implement its goals was fatally flawed."