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1.5 Million Asian Graduates Stay To Work in the US

VU International News and Reviews No. 114 June 4 2018

August 2019

The Pew Research Center, a non-partisan institution in Washington informing the public about the issues, attitudes and trends that shape the world, has published a report showing a 4-fold increase in the number of international students that stay to work in the US after graduation.

Their numbers increased by no less than 400% between 2008 and 2016, to a total of 1.5 million. More than half (53%) of the foreign graduates approved for employment specialized in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and three quarters came from Asia

Pew based its report on an analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data.

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