A passport to work

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “When Anson Tan got the call offering him an internship with a major airline, the junior business and finance major at the University of San Francisco was ecstatic that he’d managed to beat out other candidates for the sought-after position. But when his new employer sent over the offer letter, there was no mention anywhere in the paperwork about his student-visa status, said Tan, who is from Singapore. International students are allowed to work or do internships in the United States only under narrow conditions, when the work is related to their studies, and Tan said he had disclosed his visa status to recruiters during interviews. So he raised the issue with the airline. Two days later, his job offer was rescinded.”

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