Colleges brace for another attempt at enrollment limits on foreign students

Colleges must be poised to take speedy and appropriate legal action against a future rule, said Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a coalition of top campus executives who support open migration policy. Her organization filed a brief supporting Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit, which 180 institutions signed onto.

Part of the lawsuit’s success was that prominent institutions championed it, which spawned other legal challenges. Feldblum said Harvard and MIT don’t have to be the colleges to steer a future lawsuit, but that many institutions should be prepared to do so.

“What makes … an impression is when it’s not only about one institution, a top institution, but when it’s about every institution and international students across large and small campuses,” Feldblum said.

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