Bill Would Repeal Plan for Database to Track Foreign Students at American Colleges

At issue:

A plan by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to create a database that would keep tabs on foreign students attending American universities.


U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat of Minnesota, has introduced legislation (HR 2779) that would repeal a provision of the 1996 immigration law that requires the creation of the database. Under the INS's plan, institutions would have to report to the government certain information about foreign students, such