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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance on International Students Taking Online Classes in Fall 2020

After much public outcry and a number of lawsuits brought by higher education institutions and state attorneys general, the Trump administration announced yesterday, during a hearing for a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and MIT, that it would rescind the guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security last week requiring international students enrolled in fully online higher education programs this fall to either transfer to an institution offering face-to-face classes or to leave the United States. From Inside Higher Education: "The government agreed to rescind the guidance in response to a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The rescission of the July 6 directive, and an associated FAQ released July 7, means that the government reverts to guidance issued in March that allows international students to remain in the U.S. while taking a fully online course load."

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