Harvard and MIT are suing ICE to block its order forcing international students to leave the US if their course is online-only
- Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit Tuesday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over a new rule that threatened many international students with deportation.
- The new policy said that students whose courses no longer have an in-person element because of the COVID-19 pandemic would lose their permission to be in the US, and may get deported.
- Trump singled out Harvard yesterday, criticising the university for not reopening in the fall as he seeks to complete the reopening of the country despite spiking coronavirus infections.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over an order depriving foreign students of permission to remain in the US if their courses are mostly taught online.
The elite universities filed the lawsuit Wednesday morning against the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
A copy of the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Massachusetts, is hosted on Harvard’s website.
The suit follows new guidance by ICE which said that students on F-1 visas would no longer be allowed to stay in the US unless they had in-person classes to attend.
The order means …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]