Harvard, MIT sue to block Trump administration from stripping student visas amid pandemic

Northeastern University announced Wednesday afternoon that it would join Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in filing a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over new rules barring international students from living in the country while taking online courses.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, asks for a temporary restraining order to keep Homeland Security and ICE from enforcing the federal guidelines which state that removal proceedings could be initiated for international students who refuse to transfer to a school offering in-person classes.

“Immediately after the Fourth of July weekend, ICE threw Harvard and MIT— indeed, virtually all of higher education in the United States—into chaos,” the suit alleges, adding that ICE’s action “leaves hundreds of thousands of international students with no educational options within the United States” weeks before the start of the fall semester. “Moreover, for many students, returning to their home countries to participate in online instruction is impossible, impracticable, prohibitively expensive, and/or dangerous.”


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They’re desperate.

The Chinese students probably provide much of their revenue from tuition and the majority of their student IQ.

I.e., they would be a lot poorer and dumber without them.


h/t Cartel


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