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The Louis A. Simpson International Building, which houses OIP and IIP.
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ICE says first-year international students with fully-online course loads cannot enter the U.S.

In a statement released on July 24, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stated that “nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online.”

NEWS | July 24

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ICE rescinds policy barring international students with online course loads following Harvard, MIT’s lawsuit

In a hearing held today, the Government agreed to rescind the Directive “on a nationwide basis” and return to previous COVID-19 guidence that allows students taking online courses to reside in the U.S. on F-1 visas “for the duration of the emergency.”

NEWS | July 14

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U. to file amicus brief supporting Harvard, MIT’s lawsuit against ICE amid new guidelines for international students

Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit was announced early Wednesday morning, and comes in response to ICE’s new guidelines stating that international students studying at U.S. universities may not remain in the country if they are enrolled in exclusively online courses. 

NEWS | July 8

The Louis A. Simpson Building houses the Davis International Center.
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International students with ‘full online course loads’ may not remain in the U.S., per new ICE guidelines

Under the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP), nonimmigrant students on F-1 or M-1 visas “may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States” if they are enrolled in a school that will be entirely online for the fall semester.

NEWS | July 7