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California Sues Trump Administration For Policy That Requires Foreign Students To Take In Person Classes

North Coast Journal-

The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced that the State of California is filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s “unlawful policy that threatens to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 and exile hundreds of thousands of college students studying in the United States through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).”

According to the release, on July 6, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which oversees SEVP, announced the agency would formally issue a policy that will disqualify students from SEVP for taking classes entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those enrolled in SEVP with no in-person classes available, ICE’s only guidance to students was to either leave the country or transfer to another program.

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