Ice and Homeland Security  has broken laws why deport international students can not take in-person classes cause colleges are on-line ?

4 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    If classes are online, not in-person/on-campus, they have NO need to be in US. They are only allowed into US as long as they are full-time students attending classes on campus. Online classes can be done from practically anywhere in the world. So they can go home & save a lot of money! 

    NO laws have been broken by Homeland Security, ICE, etc. The law has always been that foreign students must attend classes in-person on-campus full-time to qualify for a visa. Existing foreign students were granted a temporary dispensation to complete the semester when schools had to convert to online classes so abruptly. Dispensation is ended. If you are not full-time on-campus, in-person class attendance, there is NO need for you to be in US or to be spending money on your housing & everything. Go home.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It has long been true that students on F-1 visas could only take a few online courses. The point was that ICE needed to know where they were. That's why the International Student office at every university files records with ICE every semester about the enrollment of international students. If they stop attending classes, they must be deported. However, these are unusual times. The wise thing to do would be to make an exception because international students now have no choice about whether their classes are online or not. What you need to understand is that Trump is trying desperately to appeal to his base, as he sees his chances for re-election slipping away. His supporters are largely xenophobic and like it when he takes action against people from other countries. What he's trying to do will hurt universities across the country. Some are suing him over this order. Some universities are declaring face to face classes, partly to be able to keep their international students. Things will change when we vote him out of office in November. It's unfortunate that many people will suffer in the meantime, but don't look for logical, rational reasons for these actions. 

  • John
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    You are misunderstanding the situation.  Deporting international students who are not physically attending classes is not illegal.  Laws and regulations enacted many years ago require physical attendance in classes by international students.  Rather, one has has to question if revoking student visas under the current circumstances is within the spirit of the law.  The students have no choice regarding what their college does.  Its not as though they decided to take a gap year, or voluntarily attend only online.  There are bound to be court challenges to the deportation policy, and the crux of the matter will be a "intention of the law versus the letter of the law," decision.


  • 4 weeks ago

    The courts very likely are going to contest the legality of Trump's executive order. Colleges ate NOT entirely online. Some Things CANNOT be taught online. 

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