Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that international students whose college classes move entirely online due to the COVID pandemic will be stripped of their visas and have to leave the country.
The decision rescinds a previous plan granting exemptions to student visa holders.
Seventeen states responded by suing to block the Trump administration.
Their lawsuit alleges multiple violations of the Administration Procedure Act, which addresses the decision-making power of federal agencies.
The following states argue ICE’s new policy is “arbitrary and capricious” and therefore illegal under the act.
BONUS: District of Columbia
Do you think this lawsuit will be successful? Or will student visa holders at schools that transition to online classes have to leave the country? Let us know in the comments below!