Among all of the backlash, problematic finger pointing, consistent misinformation, one senator seems pretty gung-ho on one plan. Namely, senator Tom Cotton has suggested that the US should begin revoking Visa’s for Chinese Students.
You might be thinking that this has something to do with social distancing and China being ground zero for COVID. However, Cotton has something a little more national on his mind.
“It’s a scandal to me that we have trained so many of the Chinese Communist Party’s brightest minds to go back to China, to compete for our jobs, to take our business and ultimately to steal our property and design weapons and other devices that can be used against the American people. I think we need to take a very hard look at the visas that we give to Chinese nationals to come to the United States to study, especially at the postgraduate level in advanced scientific and technological fields.”
What Exactly does this mean for students?
A sitting Senator (Tom Cotton) says we should ban Chinese students from studying advance sciences and technology in the US but clear them for things like Shakespeare & the Federalist Papers. This is the xenophobia that fuels immigration policy in Trump erapic.twitter.com/lVdymOVM8Z
— Kristen Clarke 866-OUR-VOTE (@KristenClarkeJD) April 26, 2020
So you begin to see the backlash dilemma that he is going to start facing. However, his basis is relatively solid all things considered. Most countries do not teach things like artificial intelligence sciences at a graduate level. Most Universities offer it as a postgraduate, making it much more difficult to earn.
Making the US a prime breeding ground for foreigners to learn everything they can, then leave and take it somewhere else. Which to be fair, isn’t the ultimate goal of college to learn something well enough to make money off of it and then leave?
Senator Tom Cotton just said that we should boycott China made goods to the best of our ability.
I agree 100%.
RT if you’re going to boycott China and support American business.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 21, 2020
After the controversy in January, when the Justice Department memo of a Harvard professor taking undisclosed money from China. Things are tending to get a little more complicated around this particular subject.
What do you make of Senator Cotton’s comments? Do you agree with him or do you think he needs to calm down a little bit and think? Let us know in the comments and follow Scoophash for more political updates as they come out!