Should Students Still Come to America?
Recently I answered the following question:
"I am planning to come to the U.S for my Masters in Electrical Engineering. But, based on the political climate surrounding STEM OPT and CPT, possible revocation by Trump, and general negative mood toward foreign students, should I still come? I do have other options (Canada and Germany)."
Immigration, like politics, moves in cycles. There are myths as well.
Actually, it was Obama who cracked down on H1B’s, and abruptly removed some school accreditations leaving many innocent students stranded without options. Despite many negative actions, Trump has actually discussed merit-based immigration, which bodes well for the skilled and educated. The point is: Who knows!
OPT aside, you’ll have a masters from a U.S. school that will serve you long into the future. Plus you are electrical engineering and there’s always a need and desperate need now.
This is still the greatest land of opportunity. So get here, get done, and get going!