“Horrifying”: US stakeholders seek reversal of rule on online-only

Executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Miriam Feldblum, said that the guidance serves only to undermine international student educational attainment and harm the nation’s ability to attract and retain global talent.

She said the rule would unduly pressure institutions that are already experiencing fiscal strains and uncertainty to “prematurely open in-person courses or else risk losing invaluable student enrollments and contributions”.

“We call on ICE to reverse course and provide greater flexibility; and for Congress, through forthcoming appropriations or legislation, to direct the reversal of this problematic and harmful policy,” Feldblum added.

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