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US won't allow entry of new foreign students for all-online classes
Published on: 2020-07-27
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STUDENT 03The United States announced on Friday it will not take in any new foreign students seeking online-only study, after rescinding a hotly contested order to expel those already here and preparing for that because of the pandemic.

The policy change was announced in a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

President Donald Trump has made a tough line on immigration a cornerstone of his message and has suspended several kinds of visas for foreigners during the coronavirus crisis.

The original policy change of revoking the visas of foreign students whose classes will move online in the autumn was taken to court by top universities including Harvard and MIT, teachers unions and at least 18 states.

STUDENT 02And on July 14 the administration reversed course and rescinded the decision.

There were more than one million international students in the U.S. for the 2018-19 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education.

Many schools depend heavily on the tuition paid by those students.

Most U.S. colleges and universities have not yet announced their plans for the fall semester but Harvard has said all its classes for the 2020-21 academic year will be conducted online, “with rare exceptions.”

美官方重申 将限制今秋新入学国际学生

美国国土安全部下属入境和海关执法局24日发布通报重申,今年秋季学期新入学的国际学生如果全部上网课,将不得入境美国。同时,该通报重申该规定不适用于已经在今年3月9日前入学、但目前不在美国境内的国际学生。这也就是说,即便学校接下来只提供网课,这批学生同样可以返回美国继续学习。

今年3月,美国宣布“国家紧急状态”以应对新冠疫情。入境和海关执法局随即发布指导意见,称将在此期间采取签证豁免政策,允许国际学生赴美在线学习,但今年秋季学期新入学的国际学生未在豁免之列。

7月6日,该局再发通报,将签证限制措施扩大至所有在接下来的秋季学期仅上网课的国际学生。这意味着,在3月9日前入学的国际学生将无法维持当前签证。该新规引起美国社会广泛批评。哈佛大学和麻省理工学院等高校、美国17个州及首都华盛顿等地方政府发起多项诉讼,以抵制新规。

7月14日,美国联邦政府与哈佛大学和麻省理工学院达成和解,同意将国际学生签证规定返回至3月状态。哈佛大学近日表示,将继续争取秋季新入学国际学生的在线学习资格,但预计希望渺茫。美国政策基金会预计,与2018至2019年学年相比,2020至2021学年新入学的国际学生人数将减少63%至98%。

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