But while thousands of students from these and other nations earn American educations, they face challenges staying in the U.S. to put those educations to work. U.S. college graduates from foreign countries face tightening immigration rules and other challenges to get work authorizations.
LANSING — The trade war between the world’s two largest economies has lasted for nearly one year and has already affected U.S industries and consumers, especially buyers and sellers of two items important in Michigan — soybeans and auto parts. Economists have long argued that tariffs come with real income losses. A newly published research article from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a research network based in London, found that by the end of 2018, import tariffs were costing U.S. consumers and companies that import goods an extra $3 billion per month in added tax costs and an additional $1.4 billion per month in reduction in real income. “Everything affects everything, and everything is related to everything,” said Erkan Kocas, an international trade specialist at the Michigan State University International Business Center. Kocas said that an individual’s income and needs don’t change in spite of tariffs.
Local governments in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties received more than 890 public records requests in 2018, according to an analysis by Spartan Newsroom. These requests were made by individuals, companies and organizations, who used the Michigan Freedom of Information Act to attempt to collect records held by local units of government.
EAST LANSING, Mich.- When Ruth Osoro first came to Michigan last summer, she was surprised that everyone was wearing shorts. “You’re not supposed to wear shorts in Kenya. That’s immoral,” she said. Osoro is a first-year graduate student majoring in communication at Michigan State University (MSU). Born in a land which lies on the Equator, this winter is her “first winter.” And she’s not going to get used to it.