UPDATED STORY: MIT And Harvard File A Suit Against ICE And U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Over Nonimmigrant Departure Mandate

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Ian Patrick, FISM News


MIT’s news website officially announced a lawsuit filed with Harvard against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Their case involves the new rule from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program which states that any nonimmigrant student who is studying at an academic or vocational school that is entirely online for the fall semester must transfer to a school with an in-class curriculum or face consequences that could include deportation proceedings.


MIT’s President L. Rafael Reif, who authored the announcement on the MIT News site, states that the suit itself is asking the court “to prevent ICE and DHS from enforcing the new guidance and to declare it unlawful.”  He recognizes the way that this rule will “disrupt … international student’s lives and jeopardizes their academic and research pursuits.”


You can read the suit MIT and Harvard filed by clicking this link.



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