U.S. government agrees to revoke new regulations for international student visas
On the 14th, local time, before Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prosecuted the US government’s new regulations for international student visas, Boston Federal District Court Judge Burroughs announced that the U.S. government has agreed to revoke the previously issued new regulations for international student visas.
Before the hearing, Burroughs stated that, as far as he knows, both parties have reached a settlement. He said, The U.S. government will revoke the new regulations for international student visas and resume the guidance issued in the spring for international students during the new crown epidemic.
, many universities in the United States welcomed this announcement.
Carroll Forte, president of the University of Southern California, said:”This is an exciting victory for our international students and the entire higher education.”
Colombia University President Lee Bollinger said in a statement that tens of thousands of international students are free from the destructive potential of such unwise government policies due to overwhelming opposition from the higher education community and elsewhere as a result of.
In March of this year, US President Trump declared”national emergency State” to respond to the new crown epidemic. The US Department of Homeland Security the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau issued a guidance immediately saying that In order to respond to the epidemic, take a visa during an emergency Exemption policy that allows international students to study online.
July 6, The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau of the US Department of Homeland Security issued a notice stating that Only online classes for international students in the fall semester of 2020 , Will not be able to obtain a visa to the United States or maintain the current visa.
On July 8, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit in this regard, requesting the federal court to suspend the new visa regulations. The complaint states that this new visa regulation violates the US Federal Administrative Procedure Act and was issued without any justification, without public comment, and with insufficient consideration.
Later, Johns Hopkins University and other universities, California and other states and the US capital Washington also filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of the new regulations. About a hundred members of Congress jointly sent a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security, calling for the cancellation of the new regulations for international student visas.
Universities and media in the United States generally believe that the main purpose of the new regulations issued by the U.S. government for international student visas is to pressure the normal opening of U.S. schools in the fall semester and return students to classes, thus fully restarting the economy. However, the current epidemic in the United States continues to intensify, international travel restrictions are strict, the new regulations make a large number of international students in a difficult situation, and upset the autumn semester teaching arrangements made by many universities in response to the epidemic.
Source:Central Broadcasting Corporation Taiwan CCTV news client Xinhuanet.com.cn