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ICE agrees not to boot foreign college students who take classes online

Government lawyers agreed today to drop an ICE policy that would have forced foreign students to leave the country if they were unwilling or unable to find a school that would teach their classes in person.

The decision comes after Harvard and MIT sued the government last week to try to block the policy, which the schools argued would create chaos across the country for both students and colleges. Harvard and MIT had sought an immediate freeze to the policy, but according to the docket for their case in US District Court in Boston today:

The Court was informed by the parties that they have come to a resolution to the combined temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction motions. The Government has agreed to rescind the July 6, 2020 Policy Directive and the July 7, 2020 FAQ, and has also agreed to rescind their implementation. The Government will return to the March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020 policy. This moots the temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction motions, ... and will preclude enforcement of the July 6, 2020 policy directive and July 7, 2020 FAQ, which are being rescinded on nationwide basis.

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Many such students can't go home anyway because AMERICA IS #1.

But, hey, the cruelty is the point!

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You know they had no case to stand on when the first hearing in the case opens and they immediately surrender.

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everything with this administration can be traced back to one thing.. to be intentionally cruel. Oh and line the pockets of the ultra rich.

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Hooray, but darn, I was hoping they would get into court and the ICE's lawyers would get blasted for wasting the court's time with indefensible garbage. This sounds like ICE's lawyers figured out it was indefensible garbage before they got blasted for it.

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How many Russian oligarchs send their kids to college in the US.

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