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Coronavirus Pandemic – Trump Administration Rescinds Rule Threatening to Deport International Students

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General reports AG Healey Statement on Today’s Win in Student Visa Case. Trump Administration Rescinds Rule Threatening to Deport International Students, One Day After AG Healey Files Lawsuit. Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn a federal rule that threatened to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States. “For the hundreds of thousands of international students across this country who enrich our institutions and strengthen our communities –…
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ICE FIELDS – Massachusetts AG’s Office Leads Multistate Lawsuit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rule for International Students

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General reports Today, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office is leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that threatens to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the District Court in Massachusetts against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), challenges what the attorneys general call the federal government’s “cruel, abrupt, and unlawful action to expel international students amidst the pandemic that has wrought death…
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Universities and School Systems Conducting Propaganda or Acts Against Public Policy Jeopardize Tax Exempt Status

US Strong news – Washington, DC: President Donald Trump reports on Twitter Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status… … and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated! President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, July 10, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Florida. (Official White House Photo by Joyce…
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Princeton stands firmly with international students in face of ICE announcement

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President Eisgruber reports Princeton exploring legal and policy options, as well as other University actions, that might solve the problems created by ICE’s announcement. To members of the Princeton community: On Monday of this week, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a precipitous, unexpected change in policy affecting international students at Princeton and throughout the ;The announcement indicated that international students on F-1 visas would be required to leave the United States if they were taking classes entirely ;It raised questions about whether international students who are in their home countries…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – ICE STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester

US Strong news – Washington, DC: ICE reports The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications Monday to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule. Temporary exemptions for the fall 2020 semester include: Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University will Limit Students on Campus

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports President Eisgruber message to University community about 2020-21 academic year. With focus on public health, Princeton will invite approximately half of undergraduates to campus each semester, most teaching to remain online. Dear members of the Princeton community, When I wrote to you on May 4th, I said that Princeton was committed to providing the best undergraduate and graduate education consistent with the health and well-being of our community. I also identified a goal that continues to guide our efforts and planning: to restore our on-campus, in-person research and teaching enterprise…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Advises Lowest Risk Academic Behavior is Virtual-only Learning

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in IHE non-residential and residential (, on-campus housing) settings as follows: Lowest Risk: Faculty and students engage in virtual-only learning options, activities, and events. Lowest Risk: Residence halls are closed, where feasible. Behaviors that Reduce Spread IHEs may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Staying Home or Self-Isolating when Appropriate If a decision is made to have any…
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