Surprise! Two prominent U.S. universities filed a lawsuit today in response to the new temporary final order issued by the Department of Homeland Security “DHS” yesterday.
As stated in my last post, foreign F-1 student visa holders enrolled in universities who will have ONLINE ONLY classes this upcoming semester may not remain in the United States. The government’s position is that with online only classes, the foreign student does not need to be in the U.S. in order to pursue coursework.
The lawsuit filed by MIT and Harvard argue that this new rule will negatively impact students who are in the middle of pursuing or about to start studies supporting a future career.
This fight isn’t over. With classes supposed to start next month, we’ll see what happens.