The USA withdraws restrictions imposed recently for international students who are following 100%, online classes

ORANJESTAD - The Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba based in Washington DC, Joselin Croes announced that the intention announced last week by the Trump Administration to restrict the entrance of international students into the USA, who are following 100% online classes, has been retracted on July 14, 2020.

Building Harvard UniversityKoepel di Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)This decision was made after the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration. They opposed the Administration’s decision to ban entry of international students or revoke students’ VISA’s in the event their schools are offering 100% online classes. The renowned education entities were soon joined by over 300 universities who expressed their concerns about the negative impact not only for the students but also financially for each university that depends on the international students’ income.

Another concern is the fact that the Universities are forced to provide conventional classes increasing the risk of COVID-19 infections. Judge Allison Burroughs stated that the President’s Administration has undone their decision taken last week and will go back to the previous policy.

The intended policy would affect over 1 million foreign students and this withdrawal is a great relief for this group. This also means that Aruba students who are studying or planning on going to the USA for education can be relieved and go about their studies even 100% online.

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