Skip to comments.Harvard & MIT Are Suing The Trump Administration Over ICE’s New Student Visa Rules
Posted on 07/08/2020 3:03:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Many American colleges and universities are considering virtual or hybrid education models for the upcoming Fall semester, due to the COVID-19 precautions. Enter the Immigration Customs and Enforcement Agency (ICE), which announced Tuesday that, if schools opt to cancel in-person classes, their international students will be forced to leave the U.S. in the midst of a global pandemic. According to statistics from the 2018-2019 school year, over 1 million international students will be impacted by the policy. Students and professors alike immediately denounced the xenophobic, harmful decision and now, universities are using lawsuits and new learning models to fight against this regulation.
Earlier this week, Harvard University announced that Fall classes would be online-only, but students would still be permitted to live on-campus. Now, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard is suing the Trump administration over the new policy, arguing that the decision puts students at risk.
The order came down without notice its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness, wrote Harvard President Larry Bacow in a statement obtained by CNN. It appears that it was designed purposefully to place pressure on colleges and universities to open their on-campus classrooms for in-person instruction this Fall, without regard to concerns for the health and safety of students, instructors, and others.
Other colleges and universities are demanding that ICE revoke the rule and promising to protect international students. Schools including Columbia University and New York University have pledged to work with and accommodate students who wish to stay in the U.S. Columbia also announced that they would create new Pop-Up Global Centers around the world to combat these changes.
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They don’t have a leg to stand on. Screw ‘em.
H1B / Foreign Students - bump for later....
Immediately STOP All Federal Funds and Eliminate Any TAX Deductions for these 2 schools to mitigate any perceived conflict of interest.
If they can take classes online, they do not have to be in America to get internet access.
It does not take a college education to understand that.
It takes a Bigot to see xenophobia in that simple physical fact. (Or a Leftist bent on circumventing laws for treasonous reasons).
these are the Presidents and faculty that
took money from Epstein and KNOWINGLY gave US
technology to Xi.
what is the likelihood that now they are
protecting, protecting, THEMSELVES.
If the classes are exclusively on-line, why do the students need to be in the country. Can’t they attend the virtual classes from the comforts of their homesin their homelands? Think of all the money they’ll save.
Wondering how the institution would have standing. Will have to read the complaints.
The only reason a foreign student needs to be physically in the US is to go to classes.
If there’s no need to be there physically, the rationale for their entry evaporates. Think the legal term is “extinguished”.
Since visa overstays and work without authorization becomes a problem with such alien students, the rule is completely justified, and entirely within the scope of the President’s power regarding “classes of aliens” who can be prohibited.
The United States in not exceptional says the Left.
But, these students need to be protected from going home.
Why would they need to be here? If you are not teaching classes in person, they should go home. If necessary they could take classes on line but I doubt their countries will go for that. Too bad,
H1B forums are chock full of filthy Indians hacking every plot known to man to stay in the US. Including enrolling in online schools.
The DOJ busted a few fake Indian colleges in the US, In which tens of thousands of Indians enrolled to come to the US.
An older article, but it checks out. There are plenty of other fake Indian school scams:
Sue for what? POTUS has plenary power in these issues.
Do the universities have standing? The students should be the ones filing this frivolous law suit.
Xenophobic and harmful?
I thought this person was a journalist.
Love it. Hold classes you chicken babies. Do your job.
The universities created this Frankenstein Monster, and now they will have to live with its consequences. Hold firm Mr. President. Hold firm.
Use RICO to confiscate their endowments. Then spend the money on education.
They are exclusive diploma mills, and their graduates deserve no special place in educated society.
Novelist Sol Stein had a nonfiction book Bankruptcy: A Feast For Lawyers.
I think the minute Trump was inaugurated it has been a feast for lawyers.
Pause on terrorist countries incoming immigration? Build the wall to enforce existing immigration laws? Take out secured bank records to publish Trump’s tax returns for twenty years? Non disclosure contract violated by Stormy Daniels for bestseller? Security secrets blurted out in Bolton manuscript for book?
The skies the limit on lawyers’ billable hours.
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