Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have asked a federal court to temporarily block a Trump government rule that prevents foreign students from staying in the U.S. if their universities are not teaching face-to-face classes this fall, said the Harvard president.
Lawrence Bacow, in an email addressed to the Harvard community, said: “In the last hour, we have submitted requests with MIT to the US District Court in Boston, requesting a temporary restraining order that prohibits the execution of the order. We will vigorously pursue this case so that our international students – and international students from institutions across the country – can continue their studies without the threat of deportation. “
The decision by Harvard and MIT, two of the U.S. elite universities, comes two days after the Trump administration issued an order that could force tens of thousands of foreign students to leave the country if their schools take all classes online. Harvard announced that it would take all classes online next semester.
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