The United States government revoked its decision to deport international students whose course moved to fully online due to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The decision came after Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sued the government over the plan. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts who was expected to preside over oral argument says, “the parties have come to a settlement. They will return to the status quo”. Overall, it is an extraordinary news specially for the students who were residing in the U.S and feared their deportation from the country. The policy could have effected F-1 & M-1 visa holders, which is mainly for academic & vocational students. International students contributed about $45 billion in to the U.S economy in 2018, according to the U.S commerce department.
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