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Trump backs down. Lifts threat of deportation of international students

International students forced to take all their classes online due to the coronavirus will no longer have to leave the country.

The Hill reports the Trump administration under mounting pressure from colleges nationwide rescinded a rule that would have deported such international students.

Schools from Harvard to the University of California filed suit to stop the order announced just last week.

US News reports Harvard and MIT agreed to a settlement that reverses the order. The agreement also shelves numerous similar lawsuits filed by other colleges which called the order “arbitrary and capricious,” not to mention unlawful.

Many had argued the initial ruling by the White House would have forced colleges to reopen, putting students, faculty and staff at risk.

Chinese students overwhelmingly make up the biggest number of international students-389,000 out of 1 million.

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