Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 4:54 PM

Harvard and MIT Sue ICE to Halt New Student Visa Guidelines (2)

Janet Lorin
Janet Lorin
Bloomberg News

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are seeking a court order to stop the U.S. from enforcing new visa guidelines that could cast international students out of the country if schools offer only online classes.

“It appears that it was designed purposefully to place pressure on colleges and universities to open their on-campus classrooms for in-person instruction this fall, without regard to concerns for the health and safety of students, instructors, and others” amid the coronavirus pandemic, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said Wednesday in a statement.

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow
Photographer: Michael Fein/Bloomberg

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency issued the rules Monday, ...

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