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Title:Closed Borders and Closed Minds: Immigration Policy Changes after 9/11 and U.S. Higher Education
Author(s):Witt, M. Allison
Subject(s):September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Terrorism--Psychological aspects
Students, Foreign--United States
Student passports
Terrorism-United States--Prevention
United States--Foreign relations--21st century
Geographic Coverage:United States
Abstract:Amidst the spectacular losses of 9/11 and the tremendous ongoing ramifications of wars, security overhauls, loss of liberties and freedoms, as well as dire economic consequences, policy shifts affecting U.S. higher education have occurred quietly, largely unnoticed by the popular press or the American public, yet the implications for colleges and universities, and the public they serve, are dramatic and far-reaching. Despite the increasing interconnectedness of our world, evident in politics, economics and the environment, post 9/11 policy changes increasingly isolate U.S. higher education from the outside world, hampering academic freedom, stifling outside viewpoints, and consequently, allowing American hegemony an unchallenged stronghold. This paper will discuss the policy changes affecting nonimmigrant student visas, international research collaborations, and visiting scholar visas within the historical context of American higher education and within the current debate on immigration policy in the U.S. Implications for diversity, academic freedom, and the decreasing potential for diverging views and counter-perspectives within academia will be discussed.
Issue Date:2008
Publisher:Western Washington University
Citation Info:Witt, M. Allison (2008) "Closed Borders and Closed Minds: Immigration Policy Changes after 9/11 and U.S. Higher Education," Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 3 : No. 1 , Article 5.
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-01-15

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