We are More Than Your Paycheck

The Dehumanization of International Students in the United States

Keywords: #StudentBan, international students, immigration policy, Trump administration

Abstract

International students in the U.S. have been pushed out and dehumanized by the policies of the Trump Administration. While sometimes the arguments used to defend the importance of international students tend to perpetuate their commodification; the rapid, coordinated, and powerful mobilization led by scholars and higher education institutions after the #StudentBan, gives us hope for a more inclusive future.

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Author Biographies

Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez , University of Arizona, USA

Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez is an international student and a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education.

Xiaojie Li, University of Arizona, USA

Xiaojie Li is a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education.

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Published
2020-08-15
How to Cite
Castiello-Gutiérrez , S., & Li, X. (2020). We are More Than Your Paycheck. Journal of International Students, 10(3), i-iv. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10i3.2676
Section
10th Anniversary Essays