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ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

A federal judge announced on Tuesday that ICE has reached an agreement with schools that sued it over the rule change. The directive will now be rescinded nationwide.
Harvard University, shown here, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration over a rule change that would have barred international college students from taking fully online course loads in the United States. In court on Tuesday, a judge announced that the government would rescind the directive. Source: Maddie Meyer

Updated at 6:34 p.m. ET

In a swift reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred international college students from the U.S. if their colleges offered classes entirely online in the fall semester.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement , released last week, would have prohibited foreign students from entering or remaining in the country to take fully online course loads. A of colleges and universities had already announced plans to offer online-only

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