ICE Changes Policy Regarding International Students

Foreign students who attend online only courses will no longer be required to leave the country.

During the week, administration officials announced that it would no longer be directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to revoke visas and deport international students who were taking online college courses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This change comes after a large number of Colleges and Universities filed lawsuits to federal courts regarding the issue. 

The universities argued that the action was in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, which determines how federal agencies are able to make decisions. Federal District Judge Allison Burroughs broke the news during a Tuesday court proceeding saying, “I have been informed by the parties that they have come to a resolution. They will return to the status quo.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead the president as he makes decisions on how to build America into a stronger nation. 
  • That ICE and the Department of Homeland Security as they work protect the nation from all threats
  • For the federal court judges that they would rule in ways that just and good. 

Sources: The Hill, AP, NPR


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