Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 17:39:51-04

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities are pushing back against the Trump administration’s decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall.

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit seeking to block the rule Wednesday, and other universities are promising to work with students to keep them in the country.

The Trump administration says the directive will allow for proper social distancing on campuses.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer if their schools operate entirely online.