US government abandons student visa rule change

(VOVWORLD) - The Trump administration on Tuesday backed down from plans to revoke visas of foreign students studying in the US whose schools plan to provide their classes exclusively online in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
US government abandons student visa rule change - ảnh 1Students wear facial masks at the Georgetown University in Washington DC on May 7, 2020 (Photo: AFP/VNA)  

The US government, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reached a resolution that reinstates previous guidance issued by ICE in March, which allows foreign students with student visas to legally reside in the US while taking only online classes. 

But the US Department of Homeland Security said the administration still intended to issue a regulation in the coming weeks addressing whether foreign students can remain in the US if their class move online.  

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