US Drops Plan to Oust Foreign Students in Online-Only Classes

By Kyodo News 15 July 2020

NEW YORK—The US government has dropped a plan not to grant visas to international students attending American high schools or universities if their classes shift entirely online in the fall in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a district court revealed Tuesday.

The administration of President Donald Trump revoked the controversial move during court proceedings in a case filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the policy at the federal district court in Massachusetts.

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