July 09, 2020

99 members of Congress demand withdrawal of restrictions on international students

"ICE's proposed policy demonstrates a callous disregard for the harm this policy inflicts on international students," the letter from lawmakers said.

Nearly 100 members of Congress are demanding the Trump administration stop a policy that would strip international students of their visas if their coursework is entirely online when classes resume in the fall, according to a letter shared exclusively with NBC News on Thursday.

Led by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, lawmakers sent the letter, which calls the proposed policy “irrational and xenophobic,” to the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“This new policy would effectively punish international students at colleges, universities, and other institutions that have decided to move their courses online in order to protect their communities from COVID-19,” the letter said.

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Read the full article on the NBC News website here. 


By:  Daniella Silva
Source: NBC News