ICE Rescinds Restrictive Policy Toward Foreign Students

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston announced on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 that the ICE policy that would have forced international students to leave the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic has been rescinded after an agreement was reached by the federal government and several Massachusetts universities, including Harvard and MIT.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiated a policy last Monday on July 6, 2020 that said international students can’t live in the U.S. and take all of their classes online during the pandemic.

The federal government will “return to the status quo as established by the March 9, 2020 policy directive,” — which allows international students to take classes online and remain in the U.S.