Student athlete posing in a blue uniform and holding a basketball at a photo shoot

International students still restricted from NIL deals

In 2021, the NCAA made major headlines when it announced that student athletes would finally be allowed to monetize from their name, image and likeness. The market for NIL deals, as they’re called, has exploded, bringing in an estimated $1 billion annually. But international student athletes have yet to be included in lucrative deals due to visa laws. The World’s Bianca Hillier reports.

About one-third of the staff at the Stoneacre restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island, is from overseas.

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Employees dehead Louisiana white shrimp at C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood in D'Iberville, Mississippi, June 3, 2010.

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Family or four, two girls, man and woman sit together on boardwalk at sunset

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S., April 25, 2018, while the court justices consider case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

Five takeaways from the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on Trump’s travel ban

Justices on Wednesday raised a series of questions that led many to suggest they did not see a coalition of enough judges to overturn President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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With papers, my brother-in-law could be worth more than a dollar a day to the world

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David Lindes and Antonio Ramirez crossed the US border to Mexico, not knowing whether they would both be allowed to come back home.

DHS bus

The complicated reasons why some people overstay their US visas


For some people, overstaying their visa was never the plan. Rather, it is the result of one, or several, extenuating circumstances that convince immigrants they cannot or do not want to return to their countries.

19-year-old Amir Darabi at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

An Iranian piano prodigy. A big dream. And an arduous visa process.


Amir Darabi was a child prodigy. He started playing the piano when he was 3 years old. Later, he felt there wasn’t enough competition in Iran. But for an Iranian, getting to the US is a Herculean task.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement on immigration reform in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 2, 2017.

Trump pushes a plan to reduce legal immigration, prioritizing English-language and job skills


President Donald Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy legislation on Wednesday, saying it “would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.”