Harvard and MIT File Suit Against the Trump Administration Over Visas

The Trump administration is being sued by top institutions Harvard and MIT over the administration’s decision to strip students of their visas if the institutions move entirely to online classes.

According to The Hill:

Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to prevent the Trump administration from stripping foreign students of visas if their universities move exclusively to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The lawsuit comes after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that international students whose courses move entirely online would be required to depart the country, rescinding a previous plan to grant exemptions to student visa-holders.

The universities asked a federal court in Boston for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against the administration’s new policy.

Their lawsuit alleges that ICE’s decision appears designed to “force universities to reopen in-person classes,” thereby increasing the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, while scrambling carefully laid plans to conduct courses online and upending foreign students’ lives.

The universities claim that the goal of the Trump administration is to create chaos for universities and international students.

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Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
1 month ago

Universities should open up in-person classes. K-12 should too. Enough of that Covid cooties stuff. It’s getting old.

dj
dj
1 month ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

Exactly and I hope that MIT and Haavaad get their asses kicked. They just want the money and online classes most likely won’t cost as much to attend. The Profs are probably in a tizzy.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

It be over if Trump looses.

Looneytoonsindville
Looneytoonsindville
1 month ago

I understand Harvard but now the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has lost it’s mind as well? The most prestigious University in the country for Engineering and Technology is no longer capable of logical thought? Doesn’t it stand to reason that, if classes are online only, then a student can take those classes from their home country? And that, if the University has shuttered its doors to American students, then it would be just as adverse for foreign students to be on campus? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE SMOKING???

Charles Hadden
Charles Hadden
1 month ago

Microsoft is trying to block this Letters page. Yesterday they would not even offer me an opt-in or out option. I complained and got in today

Philliegirl
1 month ago

All financial aid for the students now taking class.online, must have their financial aid adjusted.

Jimmy Wright
Jimmy Wright
1 month ago

The Trump administration is exactly correct, if the college’s go to completely on line, there is no reason for the foreign individual to be in this country. It’s called the internet and it works internationally.

Mike F
Mike F
1 month ago

If they go totally online they will not need concrete/brick and mortar infrastructure. Less costs and can leave all the Hard Left Paternal/Colonial/Commie terms out of the curriculum. Easier to refute all that when a mean-looking red-in the face ‘professor is not screaming you down – should you disagree. Foreign students can take courses and would not need visas. Likely many, most or all those from China are forced by Communist Dictatorship to spy, collect/steal intellectual property for weaponizing. We still have not made this pandemic-spewing people-controlling regime – pay for killing so many.

H.D.
H.D.
1 month ago

If they are taking strictly online classes, there is no reason that they can’t log in from their home country. No need for them to spend the money or effort to travel and remain away from their families just to study, when it’s all online, anyway. That is unless studying is only secondary to their intelligence gathering activities, then it’s obvious why they want to stay here.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
1 month ago

There is a reason it’s called the worldwide web. If the classes they are taking can be done on line there is no reason for them to be here. They can stay home and do their courses and make room for people that are trying to get into schools that offer on campus classes.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
1 month ago

The world wide web is when a spider went everywhere and made his web.

Mike F
Mike F
1 month ago

Classes-Online saves money on air travel, hassles in line at airports, spreading disease, fuel use, air pollution and presents less chances for potential terrorists, posing as students. Also reduces rampant partying where drugs and alcohol are present as well as assaults/sexual assaults and drunken/drug-impaired driving. For those Eco-Nuts: The Ozone layer will be much happier – too.

WILLIAM FLYNN
1 month ago

ANY University that goes online with their Foreign Students or ANY student should be stripped of ALL Federal Funding, if they are receiving Federal assistance !! WHO do they think they are to be suing Trump or anyone in the Government ?? Universities have become BIG business and profit from it in the Millions every year !! If they can’t play with the big boys get out of the game !

SDOfAZ
1 month ago

Classes on line can be taken anywhere there is an internet. Stay home in your country kiddies! No big deal and no need for those visas what so ever. If the colleges/jokes of higher learning want them there in person then that means Business As Usual and school classes with teachers and students in attendance daily. Why bring em to the US for no actual classes. Stay home and connect via the internet. DAH! Stunning how that logic is not sinking in for these hotbeds of NOT higher learning!

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

After the election if Trump looses you may not ever hear of COVID 19 again.

Lee Panko
1 month ago

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