American Culture, 2nd post Essay

Submitted By asifhshawon
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I am an international student here in this country. I have successfully completed my nursing school here but around the time I was graduating and would have been able to apply for job eligibility called OPT, they put me out of status due to my international adviser's fault. Then they made me pay for a process called reinstatement that will bring me back to status and lets me go to school again. I went through the process and got my reinstatement after a long wait of four and half months. Now because of all these rules and immigration law, I am no longer eligible to apply for work permit (OPT). So, I'm back to school. I am pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree and I wish I could make something out of it. This Is also helping me to keep my status.
I really think that there should be a law that allows us international students to work certain hours while going to school. I see some of these nurses in hospitals and nursing homes, who hate to be there and treat their patient like some kind of object and don't deserve to be there at all and are still able to work and make money. I love helping others and I know I can make a way better nurse then those lazy ones out there.
I paid for school here, and worked very hard or as hard as US citizens to get my nursing license and I can't even work. It makes me depressed, mad and frustrated every time I look that my nursing license. I understand not letting illegal immigrants to work and stuff, but for someone who is well qualified and have credentials like myself to not have an opportunity after all the time, money and hard work we put towards earning the degree and education, to go through this awful situation is totally unfair.
I really think that there should be some law to help international students to let them work legally and go to school if they have a degree and qualification. I hope things will change soon and you will come up with some better and fair regulations for international students.
The Immigration law is broken in this country. It is good for nothing. It does not serve people that want to do right either the ones that don't. It does not matter anymore. IT DOES NOT WORK!. It must change...There are many cases like ours, and even worse. Its really sad when we see bunch of people getting away doing illegal stuff and even crimes at times, and someone like me who is trying to make a living off of my education which in turn helps US citizens in need of help cannot work because of law they have for immigrants. Its very sad and unfortunate. Government need to come up with better plans. After all this nation is made up of immigrants.
Here is a chart that shows how many foreign students have been enrolled in the USA from 2011 – 2012

Total international student enrollment:
764,495
Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin
Number of Students
Percent of Total
1
China
194,029
25.4%
2
India
100,270
13.1%
3
South Korea
72,295
9.5%
4
Saudi Arabia
34,139
4.5%
5
Canada
26,821
3.5%
6
Taiwan
23,250
3.0%
7
Japan
19,966
2.6%
8
Vietnam
15,572
2.0%
9
Mexico
13,893
1.8%
10
Turkey
11,973
1.6% All Others
252,287
33.0%
Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes
International students can add diversity to a college or university, enriching the experience of other students on campus. Schools with a strong global presence often have a wealth of cultural groups and events, allowing international students an opportunity to share their food, music and traditions with their U.S. peers. International students may have troubles in classes when they first arrived. Cultural differences present very real personal and professional challenges in academics.
Language issues are immediately apparent. Because of the language limitations, it is not easy for international student to fully understand what the professors say or what…