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According to Axios, there was a 17% drop in international students in the U.S. last year, mostly due to the 28% decline in Indian students and a 24% decline in Chinese students receiving visas.

1. Is the trend in international students attributable to President Trump’s immigration policy changes and rhetoric? Explain.
2. What are the factors that lead to an overall decrease in F-1 visas?
3. What is the competition that the U.S. sees for these foreign students?
4. What will these declines mean for the U.S. economy?

Kight, S. (2018). The disappearing Chinese student visa., May 6 (Retrievable online at