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    Johns Hopkins University Suing ICE to Block Deportation of International Students

    Johns Hopkins University Suing ICE to Block Deportation of International Students

    “The case argues that ICE’s new policy “completely upended” the university’s opening plans for the fall semester.”

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    Harvard and MIT are doing the same thing. This is all due to a new policy which requires foreign students doing exclusive online learning to do so from their home country.

    The Hill reports:

    Johns Hopkins University sues ICE to stop deportation of international students

    Johns Hopkins University filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the Trump administration from stripping international students of their visas and forcing them to leave the U.S. if they are not taking any in-person courses in the fall.

    The Baltimore institution filed the suit on Friday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a Washington, D.C., federal court, according to The Baltimore Sun.

    The case argues that ICE’s new policy “completely upended” the university’s opening plans for the fall semester. Nearly 5,000 international students are enrolled at Johns Hopkins, ABC reported.

    The lawsuit comes after ICE announced Monday that international students would be forced to depart the country or transfer to another college if they are not enrolled in in-person classes this fall. The newest announcement rescinds the plan to grant exemptions for student visa holders.

    Many colleges and universities have turned to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some schools will operate solely online, others have devised a hybrid plan of online and modified in-person courses for the 2020 fall semester.

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    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | July 13, 2020 at 10:42 am

    WHAT BIG LIARS

    JOHN HOPKINS IS…..

    So what if the change did upend their plans? Is national policy (you could argue national security policy) contingent on the convenience of Johns Hopkins?

    How does that make any sense at all?


     
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    randian | July 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    How does John Hopkins even have standing for this suit?


       
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      Milhouse in reply to randian. | July 14, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      They have standing because this hurts them by depriving them of their international students, who will transfer to some college that does give in person classes.


     
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    alohahola | July 13, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Just go hybrid. You can’t do that for your international students?

    Oh, of course you can’t. You need to blame the government for sticking to its rules.


     
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    Milhouse | July 14, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    This is all due to a new policy which requires foreign students doing exclusive online learning to do so from their home country.

    This is NOT a new policy at all. It’s a longstanding regulation, which ICE temporarily waived for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. There don’t seem to be any grounds at all for challenging its decision not to renew the waiver for the Fall semester.

    But it appears ICE has caved and will do so anyway.

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