As a retired American educator of 41 years experience and retired Executive Director of the Owensboro, KY Sister Cities and Regions program I wholeheartedly ... condemn this xenophobic enforcing action by this incompetent administration. Here, yet again, we see wrongheaded American legal action being taken to cut the USA off from the rest of humanity. Sad that it used to be the USA was a beacon of excellent higher education for some of the world’s most brilliant, talented international youth to seek. In addition to the liberal academic study, there is the fact that American students were brought into contact with those from various nations and cultures. Conversely, those international students were availed the opportunity to learn about the American culture. At the current time, I cannot totally disagree that international students might be better off going elsewhere, what with the disaffection evident in the US and the spread of COVID-19. This action will be but another “cost” of this incompetent administration. I understand that my study in seven countries and introductory study of six languages ma influence my outlook.