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Despite the new rule being rescinded, international students are still being denied visas.

On July 14, ICE agreed to rescind the rule requiring students to take in-person classes this fall or else leave the country. However, a group of state attorneys told a judge on Tuesday that ICE has not yet followed through on completely ending the policy. Even after July 14, international students have been told by consulates that they need proof that their studies will not be entirely online this fall. Visa applications have both been denied and put on administrative hold as recently as July 21. In court, the attorneys were asking for “guidance” to ensure that the agreement to rescind the policy stays in place. 

Top universities have sued the federal government and vowed to protect international students from deportation.

ICE recently announced a policy that would require international students to leave the country if they do not take any in-person classes this fall term. This would apply even if the university is fully online this fall or if the university transitions to an online model in the middle of the semester. On July 7, top universities including Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford have denounced the policy, while also assuring international students that they will work to create a plan that will allow them to continue their studies in America “without fear.” On July 8, Harvard and MIT filed suit in federal court, seeking to block the policy and calling ICE’s decision “arbitrary and capricious.”

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