July 15, 2020

Trump Supports Stone, Backs Down on Student Visas

Bloomberg Law

Immigration Partner Leon Fresco participated in a Bloomberg Law podcast discussion of the Trump Administration's decision to rescind a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the U.S. if their classes were held entirely online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, student visa holders were not permitted to take more than three hours of online classes to remain in the U.S., but that rule was relaxed in March as classes rapidly transitioned online. However, it was reinstated in July, on the grounds that if classes were held entirely online, there was no reason for a student to remain in the United States. After several lawsuits were filed, the rule was rescinded, and the March guidance became the status quo again. Mr. Fresco answers questions about the rule and what students can expect for the fall semester.

Duration: 29:01 (Mr. Fresco's interview begins at 14:24)

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