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Proposal to End International Student Visa Program Worries Flathead Businesses

September 7, 2017View for printing

Xanterra, Whitefish Mountain Resort rely heavily on international students to staff during busy summer season

Every summer, more than 300,000 international students from 200 different countries come to the United States through the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program to learn English and experience America while adding to the labor pool. In 2016, there were more than 2,700 exchange students in Montana alone, working as camp counselors, housekeepers, cooks and even physicians.

By Justin Franz ... businesses/
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