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Foreign students excel at the expense of America

I looked out the window at the snow in Kingman last weekend, reminding myself that I am not in Michigan. Snow and ice are supposed to be “Back East,” not here in sunny Arizona.

As I fantasized about recent adventures in Michigan, I remembered a conversation we had with children and grandchildren in a restaurant near the University of Michigan.

“Jason has two college teachers he really likes this term,” our daughter said. “They speak English.”

My ears perked up and I asked her to repeat that because it sounded like nonsense; would you not expect all the teachers in American universities to speak English so the students could understand the lectures?

Arizona is spending millions to teach English to grade school children, especially those who speak something else at home.

“Most of the teachers in the undergraduate classes are foreign graduate students,” she continued. “Their English is so bad, Jason and the other students cannot understand the lectures.”

At the same time, the evening news tells us most countries produce more engineers and science majors than does the U.S. I checked the graduate school enrollments on the Internet. One of every three engineering and science graduate students in American universities are foreign students. U.S. citizens and permanent residents in graduate school number 327,332, compared to 146,871 foreign students.

Remember, most of the 9/11 terrorists were in this country on student visas. Some stayed on when the visas expired and others never enrolled.

Recruitment of foreign students is back up after a slump after Sept. 11, 2001. In fact, visa systems have been streamlined and American colleges are actively recruiting all over the world.

“We still welcome students from abroad,” states the international organization that recruits overseas.

American universities enrolled 61,765 graduate students from China last year. China refuses to accept back 37,000 of their citizens in the U.S. illegally. Maybe we should trade one graduate school slot for each illegal they take back.

The most outrageous recent recruitment of an overseas student was Yale’s pursuit of Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former primary spokesperson for the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was issued a student visa in Pakistan by a U.S. embassy in one of two cities. Our State Department seems not to know which city or by whom. Yale officials said Harvard had beaten Yale to a previous student like Hashemi and they were not going to lose out again. 

Hashemi is reported to have a fourth-grade education and was accepted to the Yale graduate school as a “special” student.

So much for watching our borders and ports to keep suspected terrorists out. Just give them a student visa. Sounds like diversity run amuck.

Yale must feel slighted because Prince Abdulaziz al-Saud gave $20 million each to Harvard and George Washington universities for Muslim Study programs. He is the same donor that gave  $10 million to New York City after the Twin Towers were taken down. Mayor Rudy Giuliani sent the money back.

Check out the Harvard Muslim Studies program on the Internet. Several rich Arabs have given money, likely including the family of Osama bin Laden.

It is amazing how international students are recruited to our best science and engineering graduate programs. That way they can learn all our nuclear, energy, and biological science secrets direct from our experts. Never steal what can be given free.

Our faculty members have contacts all over the world, publish papers, attend conferences and share information.

There are few secrets on this globe.

Window Pain  

Now a University of California Riverside professor is leading marches of illegals to pressure for amnesty and open borders. He plans to visit Mexico City and other foreign capitals to encourage their leaders to pressure our government to open the borders. We should become the source of good wages for all the world, according to this college professor.

He also advocates the demise of the free enterprise system that created all those jobs. So much for reason and leadership on the university campus.