Foreign media:US government agrees to revoke new regulations for international student visas
Source:China News Network
Zhongxin.com July 15th According to foreign media reports, on the 14th local time, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the US government for new student visa regulations Before the hearing, Boston District Court Judge Burroughs announced that the US government had agreed to revoke the previously issued new regulations for international student visas.
The two parties settled before the trial
According to reports, on the 14th, a joint lawsuit between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin, but Burroughs is in The news was announced before the court. He stated that as far as he knew, the parties to the lawsuit had reached a settlement and everything would be restored.
According to previous reports, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau of the US Department of Homeland Security issued a notice on the 6th that international students in the fall semester of 2020 will not be able to obtain a visa to the United States or maintain a current visa if they only take online courses. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit on the 8th to prevent the US government from implementing the new visa regulations for international students.
Later, an alliance of 17 states and the District of Columbia also joined the litigation camp. They believe that the US government’s decision seems to be”forcing universities to re-open face-to-face courses”, increasing the risk of exposure to the new coronavirus, while disrupting the school’s carefully planned online lesson plans and disrupting the lives of foreign students.
Information:Harvard University campus interior.
Multiple universities welcome
After the announcement, the presidents of many universities in the United States welcomed this.
South Carolina President Carol Forte said on social media,”This is an exciting victory for our international students and the entire higher education. I am the University of Southern California And my colleagues across the country are proud.”
Princeton University also responded by saying that it welcomes the federal government’s decision to lift the ban on foreign students.
Lee Bolinger, President of Columbia University, said in a statement,”Thanks to the overwhelming opposition from the higher education community and elsewhere, tens of thousands of international students are protected from such unwise The possible disruptive consequences of government policy.”
New York State Attorney General Letitia James said the Trump administration’s eagerness to reopen schools”threatens all New York and other parts of the country Public health and safety of students, all faculty and staff, and hundreds of millions of residents.”