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A U.S. government program is using more than $15 million in taxpayer money to send hundreds of foreign students to community college. Upon completion of the program, the students will “return home with new skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country.”
While America’s national student loan debt is growing, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is using taxpayer money to fund community college for about 390 foreign students, according to a “waste report” released last month by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
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“The State Department is using your taxes to pay the tuition of international students enrolled in American community colleges,” reads the report.
The report adds that, according to the State Department, an exchange program known as Community College Initiative (CCI) “provides scholarships [to students from other countries] to spend up to one academic year at U.S[.] community colleges.”
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The CCI program has reportedly been given $15,825,000 of taxpayer money to go toward community college costs for foreign students in the 2019 fiscal year. The report adds that the money spent on foreigners is enough to “cover a full year of in-state tuition for more than 3,200 U.S. community college students.”
“The initiative will cover the costs of ‘approximately 130 program participants from approximately 12 countries, to include Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and other...
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