The United States President, Donald Trump has officially denied the fact based on the rumor of the foreign student’s visas cancellation during the course of his campaign. But, he said, it would be better to control the spread of the pandemic, due to coronavirus.
Meanwhile, with the collaboration of the universities of Harvard, MIT, and other institutions, had taken legal action against the move that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6.
“The government has agreed to rescind” the decision as well as any implementation of the directive, Judge Allison Burroughs said in a brief hearing.
Harvard and MIT earlier this month had asked the court to block the order announced by ICE that students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.
The measure was seen as a move by President Donald Trump administration to put pressure on educational institutions that are adopting a cautious approach to reopening amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The universities say in their lawsuit that the order would harm students “immensely,” both personally and financially.
Almost one million international students are in the United States of American alone for the 2018-19 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).