Federal guidance bars new international students from entering US if taking online-only classes

4 August 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — New U.S. immigration guidance clarifies that new international students — unlike continuing international students — cannot come to American colleges to take a “100 percent” online course load this fall.

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Harvard University and University of Southern California advise new international students against coming to the US for online classes amid federal restrictions

29 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Two universities tell new international students not to come to U.S. to take classes remotely, as higher ed groups lobby for greater clarity — and flexibility — on federal policy for new students from abroad.

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AALS and other higher education associations join brief challenging ICE directive on international students in online classes

24 July 2020

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION — ACE and 70 other higher education associations filed a brief this morning supporting the first of several legal challenges to the Trump administration’s new directive which, among other things, prohibits international students from remaining in the United States if their colleges hold courses online-only this fall as the country continues dealing with the….

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DHS and ICE rescind policy barring international students from online classes

24 July 2020

TECH CRUNCH — The Trump administration has backed down from plans to revoke visas of international students studying in the U.S. whose schools planned to provide their classes exclusively online in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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After pending litigation, Trump administration stops plan to revoke visas of foreign students in online-only classes

24 July 2020

ABA JOURNAL — The Trump administration has dropped plans to revoke visas of foreign college students who are taking all online courses this fall, a federal judge announced on Tuesday.

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Even after reversal, government regulations for international students remain unclear

24 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The unexpected reversal earlier this week by the Trump administration of a policy that would have prohibited international students from taking an exclusively online course load was good news for current students, but it leaves unresolved questions about new international students seeking to attend colleges operating in online or hybrid formats.

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Fordham Law China Law Society hosts symposium on legal clashes and cooperation between US and China

22 July 2020

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — The student-led Fordham China Law Society persevered through three months of uncertainty, rescheduling, and technical learning curves to virtually host its first annual symposium, titled “Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments between China and the U.S.,” on June 18. Five attorneys were invited to discuss how the recognition and enforcement of foreign….

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Lewis and Clark Law Earthrise Law Center files lawsuit to protect Maui dolphins

22 July 2020

LEWIS AND CLARK LAW SCHOOL — On May 21, 2020, Earthrise, and their co-counsel Sea Shepherd Legal, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sea Shepherd New Zealand and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society challenging the U.S. government’s failure to protect New Zealand’s critically endangered Māui dolphin.

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Harvard and MIT file lawsuit to block ICE policy preventing international students from staying in the US while taking courses online-only

20 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Harvard and MIT file suit to block a new directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would prohibit international students in the U.S. from taking an all-online course load this fall.

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US Department of Education expands foreign gift reporting requirement for colleges

9 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED – The Department of Education this week launched a new online reporting system that will require colleges to disclose far more information about gifts and contracts coming from foreign sources than they have in the past. Colleges are required under the Higher Education Act to report foreign gifts and contracts valued at $250,000….

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