U.S. government lifts visa restrictions for international students
After the announcement, the presidents of many American universities welcomed this.
According to foreign media reports, on the 14th local time, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the US government Prior to the opening of the new regulations on international student visas, Boston District Court Judge Burroughs announced that the US government has agreed to revoke the previously issued new regulations on international student visas.
Reconciliation between the parties before the trial
According to reports, Harvard on the 14th The joint lawsuit between the university and Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin, but Burroughs announced the news 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 US Department of Homeland Security‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau issued a circular on the 6th It is said that if the international students in the fall semester 2020 only take online courses, they will not be able to obtain a visa to the United States or maintain the current visa. 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.
➡️ Harvard and MIT sued the US government!
➡️ See you in court on the 14th!
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 new crown virus, and It disrupted the school’s carefully planned online lesson plans and disrupted the lives of foreign students.
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 I am proud of the University of Southern California and colleagues across the country.”
Princeton University also responded that it welcomes the federal government’s decision to lift the ban on international 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 devastating consequences of government policy.”
New York State Attorney General Letitia James said The Trump administration’s eagerness to reopen the school “threatens the public health and safety of all students, staff, and hundreds of millions of residents in New York and other parts of the country.”
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