Washington: America has withdrawn the order giving relief to foreign students, which said that students taking online classes must return to their country. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement gave this information on Tuesday. This decision of the Trump administration has brought relief to a large number of students, including Indian students.
Last week, the Immigration and Customs Department announced that non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students, whose classes are going completely online, will no longer be allowed to stay in the country. Any such students are in America, they will have to go back to their country or enrol in a school where offline classes are being conducted. Otherwise, action will be taken against them ‘.
The Trump administration’s order was criticized and some institutions approached the court against it, including Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Due to this, the government has had to retreat. It has been said on behalf of the government that since this decision has been challenged in the court, it has been put on hold for the time being. However, an official of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that the government may bring an Act in this regard in the coming weeks.
It is worth noting that most of the American colleges and universities are dependent on huge fees from foreign students, so if the government orders they have to return back to their country, then the institutes will suffer a lot. That is why he has challenged the government’s decision in court. They allege that the administration gave this order without any notice. It seems that pressure is being put on colleges and universities to reopen classes.
During the hearing of the case, District Judge Allison Burroughs stated that the government had rescinded its earlier decision and also agreed to stop the action immediately. At the same time, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who separately challenged the government’s visa regulations, said, “The Trump administration’s arbitrary decisions have endangered the health of students and the entire community.” In this hour of crisis, the government need not waste resources by risking people’s lives’.