ICE Reverses Controversial International Students Policy for Fall Semestercsudhbulletin July 14, 2020 0 COMMENTS
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By Jasmine Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief
Last week, the world of higher education was thrown into chaos as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) announced new guidelines that would have prohibited international students from taking all their classes online or risk being deported from the country.
This announcement was met with a whirlwind of criticisms and threats of lawsuits from universities like Havard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including the CSU system.
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs announced that ICE rescinded the controversial policy, in a hearing between the agency and Havard and MIT.
ICE and the universities in the lawsuit reached an agreement concerning the new guidelines and agreed to extend the guidelines published in March that will allow international students to remain in the country.
With the agreement to rescind last week’s guidelines, international students and universities can continue with planning for the fall semester without the worry of deportation or the risk of COVID-19.