States sue Trump Administration over college student visa rule


The political nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. took another turn as 17 states came together to fight a new immigration ruling from the Trump Administration. Following a Tweet from President Trump that simply stated in all caps, “SCHOOLS MUST REOPEN IN THE FALL”, the Department of Homeland Security stated international students would not be permitted entry to the U.S. for online-only classes at colleges and universities. The U.S. Government had previously stated international students were allowed to attend online-only classes following the Spring closure of most college campuses.

The continued policy battles over school reopenings come at a time when local school districts and college administrations across the nation discuss how best to go about having learners return to school in the coming months. The concern has been shown by college administrators for months that foreign nationals would be barred from studying in the U.S. in a move that would damage the economy and reputation of schools.

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