Because of the spread of the Coronavirus, the United States had closed in mid-March their borders to foreigners from the 26 Schengen countries. The granting of exceptions "support for the economic recovery of the Corona pandemic, and the core areas of our transatlantic relations to strengthen," said the foreign Ministry.
After massive criticism of the U.S. government on Tuesday a planned scheme, with the foreign students at the exclusive assignment of Online courses in the winter semester departure forced had taken should be. The students should leave the country, or to institutions of higher education with personal Lectures change - the latter were Concerned before the Start of the winter semester at the beginning of September is unrealistic. The Elite universities Harvard and mit had filed a complaint against the measure. The immigration authority, ICE had announced the controversial scheme last week.
According to an analysis of the education organization, Nafsa foreign students contribute around 41 billion dollars (36 billion euros) to the gross domestic product of the United States, comprising a total of well over 20 trillion dollars. They help, therefore, to secure almost 460 000 jobs. According to the Institute of International education (IIE) studied in the academic year 2018/2019 nearly 1.1 million foreigners in the United States, including almost 9200 German.Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 09:19