Trump Administration Drops Visa Restrictions On Students Who Opt For Online Classes

An order had said that those not attending in-person lectures should leave the US, which has now been rescinded.

The Donald Trump administration in the US has now gone back on its visa restrictions on foreign students that required them to attend in-person lectures in order to be eligible to stay in the country. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement has now rescinded this policy, giving major relief to the thousands of foreign students who are studying in various universities across the country. No official reason for this policy reversal was given by the administration.

But it is obvious that the intense backlash that the policy had suffered is a major reason for the change. States and colleges across the country had criticised this move by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In fact, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the government over this law. Major universities, including John Hopkins, Harvard, and MIT have also sued the administration over this controversial measure, which was apparently imposed to force universities to open quickly.

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