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Trump Administration Drops Deportation Plan for Foreign Students in US

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The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would have barred international college students from the U.S. if their school opted for an online-only courses due to coronavirus pandemic, U.S. District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs in Massachusetts announced on Tuesday.

This is coming 8 days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that students at schools offering only online courses due to the coronavirus pandemic would need to either leave the US or transfer to another school

Two of the country’s top schools, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had sued both DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

17 states and the District of Columbia had also sued Trump’s administration over the policy announced July 6.

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