President Donald Trump’s administration has decided not to pursue a plan that would send foreign students back to their countries of origin if their colleges were only meeting virtually and not in person for the fall semester.
The Trump administration decided to drop the new rule after multiple colleges sued it over the rule, including Harvard and MIT.
A coalition of 17 states was also suing the administration over the rule announced on July 6.
The rule was broadly seen as an attempt to force colleges and universities to return to in-person instruction in the fall, but it did not work.
Amid a seeming rise in new coronavirus cases, dozens of U.S. higher learning institutions have decided not to hold classes in person this fall for fear that students and professors will spread the virus further.
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