classic discrimination

Several of my friends have joined a protest movement at UMass against international students paying a separate fee that will partially fund their own surveillance by the U.S. government (as outgrowth of the Patriot Act). Oddly, I have not received a bill yet for the spring semester, so I haven’t withheld my $65 yet. There has been a significant amount of news coverage.
The following article, Fear and the Foreign Student quotes both one of the professors and a fellow student from my department. It includes a succinct definition of the SEVIS program and the choices UMass has to deal with it.

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