“Engaging in processes that we view as unacceptable or corrupt here in the U.S. just because those practices are taking place overseas will change the nature of the university itself,” said Barmak Nassirian, a longtime critic of the use of commissioned agents in international recruitment. Nassirian, who is vice president for higher education policy at Veterans Education Success, emphasized he was speaking personally and not on behalf of the organization, which supports the Thrive Act as an important program integrity measure but does not have a position on the international student recruitment issue specifically.

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