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  Of the ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), a magazine called Communication of the ACM's edition releases 1 month before its stated release month. In the latest edition, regarding March 2021, of Communications of the ACM , Column Editor, Susan J. Winter wrote Computing Ethics: What To Do About Deepfakes . Regarding Winter’s desire to halt or hinder illegal or unethical deepfakes, a video technology like wearing a full body masking suit, Winter wrote, “Here are three areas where technical experts can make positive contributions to the development of synthetic media technologies: education and media literacy, subject defense, and verification” (Winter, March, 2021). Winter was saying actions such as teaching and having disruptive technology knowledge, researching professionally, and proving concepts are parts of deepfake experts’ calculus. But this much work specializes such that entry level, junior, work will probably be offered to overqualified professionals. Technic

My Response to the DHS and ICE Revoking International Student Visas

ACM Urges Preservation of Temporary Visa Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students

Update: The Trump Administration Has Rescinded this Decision 

Tonight, on a visit to, I was prompted: ACM Urges Preservation of Temporary Visa Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students (link). The ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) representative(s) wrote, “The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM” (ACM, July 2020). The ACM continued that this organization supports the statute of International Council for Science: free and responsible scientific practice is my fundamental attribute for scientific advancement, human wellness, and environmental wellness. Further, the ACM stated this: against the US DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) revoking the current exempted students’ SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) status because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACM practices computer research and education, respectfully. Also, this is so dependent on international graduate students already matriculated in USA-located universities and colleges that this final rule revoking and giving minimal notice for international students that this: during this pandemic, American graduate and undergraduate students will be confronted by this, reality. According to the ACM, this will, in the worst case, cause permanent damage against American education, and bad disruption at best.

Responding to the ACM

As a member of the ACM, I did not receive so much as an offer for input, here, so I have my blog, Bit Jet Kit, and I hope readers can understand how important speaking is against violent behavior, as violence has been seen against many in contemporary American culture. The Holy Bible discusses how to respond to fear: the spirit God, ABBA, has given the faithful. The Apostle Paul attributed his authorship to a second letter for a man he called his son, Timothy. The Apostle Paul (INT) said, “Not for has given us – God a spirit of cowardice but of power and of love and of self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). I want international students receiving full government support: for their well-being. Although my blog is fledgling, now, so this is not yet time for many of them to read this post, I want this established: the DHS and ICE are recklessly endangering over one million entities who seek international relations with the United States of America. Without the technical and international legal commitment the international communities provide the United States of America, USA higher education is limited to internalized and isolated disputes. With President Donald J. Trump’s leadership, the alternative spirits of evil offer two things waiting against international students: a police officer’s gun and a psychiatrist’s syringe. As a JHU (The Johns Hopkins University) graduate student and a native-born American, and I do not want this anti-internationals movement happening. Do be alert, international students, and be safe. 

Update July 14, 2020:

According to Collin Binkley of AP (The Associated Press), the Trump Administration has reversed this decision, but federal officials gave one last missed punch: by law, online-only international students residing in the United States must transfer or leave (link). However, this did not help in this situation because of the high value academia instills with its students such as during a pandemic like SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The danger that international students were proposed for including disease, terrible health against years of recovery, and lack of career prospects is not part of any agreement I want the Trump Administration in public office with, now.

With visible water, cumulonimbus and cirrocumulus clouds, and cirrus clouds: in heaven, the International Space Station.
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