RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: ICE’s SEVP Guidance for International Students and Higher Education

This rapid response briefing addressed the new and disturbing July 6th guidance and forthcoming rule by ICE, which includes preventing international students from continuing their study in the U.S.—and putting them at risk of deportation—if enrolled in all online classes or attending institutions that continue with all online classes for Fall 2020. Speakers explained what we know and don’t know about the new guidance, shared crucial campus and student perspectives, and discussed potential litigation and advocacy opportunities.

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Masume Assaf, Director, International Student and Scholar Advising, Penn State University

Ishan Bhabha, Partner, Jenner & Block

Miriam Feldblum, Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Linda Gentile, Director, Office of International Education, Carnegie Mellon University

Jose Magaña-Salgado, Director of Policy and Communications, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School

Fang Zhang, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)