Trump administration reverses course on order barring some foreign students


JULY 14, 2020

FILE PHOTO: Students and pedestrians walk through the Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge. – Reuters/Brian Snyder

NEW YORK – The Trump administration decided to drop its bid to bar some students that would force international students to leave the country if all their coursework is moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a dramatic reversal from a policy announced just days ago.

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts said the U.S. government and Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who sued over the measure had come to a settlement that would make the rule moot.

Courtesy/Source: Reuters