Foreign students at Washington colleges wonder: Are they still welcome?

University of Washington international students mingle before orientation at the start of the school year. The event attracted about 900 students from 80 countries. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)
University of Washington international students mingle before orientation at the start of the school year. The event attracted about 900 students from 80 countries. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

Washington colleges and international students have been a good match for years, but tensions are rising. For example, in neighborhoods adjacent to campuses, landlords have turned single-family homes into makeshift dormitories marketed to foreign students, raising the ire of the community.