Trump Administration rescinds the policy on F-1 students barring online classes

July 14, 2020
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The Trump Administration on Tuesday 07/14/2020, rescinded its directive issued last week that would bar the international students on F-1 status from taking online classes starting Fall 2020.  The administration was forced to backtrack its policy due to a flood of litigations being filed by various Universities including Harvard University and MIT and various other interest groups. Department of Homeland Security entered into settlement with the complainants in the lawsuit brought by Harvard University and MIT and informed the federal district judge that the administration will return to the status quo.

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