International students must leave U.S. or transfer colleges if classes go online

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The guidelines provide additional pressure for universities to reopen even amid growing concerns about the recent spread of COVID-19 among young adults

This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

Under the updated rules, international students must take at least some of their classes in person. New visas will not be issued to students at schools or programs that are entirely online. And even at colleges offering a mix of in-person and online courses this fall, international students will be barred from taking all their classes online.

Of particular concern is a stipulation saying students won’t be exempt from the rules even if an outbreak forces their schools online during the fall term. It’s unclear what would happen if a student ended up in that scenario but faced travel restrictions from their home country, said Terry Hartle, the council’s senior vice-president.

Colleges across the U.S. were already expecting sharp decreases in international enrolment this fall, but losing all international students could be disastrous for some. Many depend on tuition revenue from international students, who typically pay higher tuition rates. Last year, universities in the U.S. attracted nearly 1.1 million students from abroad.

Dozens of colleges have said they plan to offer at least some classes in person this fall, but some say it’s too risky. The University of Southern California last week reversed course on a plan to bring students to campus, saying classes will be hosted primarily or exclusively online. Harvard on Monday said it will invite first-year students to live on campus, but classes will stay online.

 

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ICE never wants to see any of these people again. Too bad that their taxes from the $$$ they spend in the US could cover their entire budget.

Trudeau should do the same

Funny how everything is safe unless you're an American.

Calling all computer and electrical engineering students! Come to Canada to finish your degrees then stay to build the next Google. Shopify is on track to be the next Amazon, and with the best and brightest coming here, Canada could be the global tech leader!

Wow, that's going to hurt the universities, not that i care.

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