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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Department of Education's CARES Act Rule Faces Injunction in Massachusetts

A federal court has issued an injunction against a controversial rule issued by the U.S. Department of Education this summer restricting international students and undocumented immigrants from receiving funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Inside Higher Education reports. This injunction affects only Massachusetts.

From Inside Higher Education: "In ordering the injunction, U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin cited the reasoning in a different case involving Farah Noerand, a Bunker Hill Community College student from Haiti who holds temporary immigration status in the U.S. In deciding that case, Sorokin wrote that the 'CARES Act unambiguously authorized the provision of funds … to students without regard to their immigration status, i.e., without regard to whether the student is eligible for Title IV financial aid, and rejects the Department’s contention that the statute is ambiguous on this point.'"

Read the full injunction decision here.

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