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NY sues federal government over student visa policy

Jul 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics New York is suing the Trump administration to overturn its student visa policy, which would bar international students from studying in the U.S. if they are not registered to take classes in person. Most colleges and universities this fall are expected to offer virtual classes and distance learning in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus at campuses. The Department of Homeland Security last week moved to prevent non-domestic students from traveling to the U.S. if they are not taking classes in a physical classroom. “International students should never be used as political fodder to force colleges to reopen their doors, but the president’s inability to remove politics from public health decisions endangers us all,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said July 13, when announcing the suit. In the court filing, the state is requesting the court block the implementation of the policy change on the federal level, arguing the administration's action was "arbitrary and capricious" and was issued without following proper legal procedures. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.