In a shocking move, US President announces that all foreign students will be sent back if the classes shift to online mode
International college students who are studying in the USA under M-1 and F-1 visas will be required to leave the country if all the classes in their schools shift to online mode. Visas will not be issued henceforth to students with online-only classes and Border customs will not be allowing them into the country. They can also shift schools and enroll in one with in-person training according to the latest announcement by President Donald Trump. Most of the colleges are currently opting for a hybrid mode of teaching which is a combination of both online and offline modes owing to the coronavirus pandemic. However ICE has stated that international students will not be allowed to take all online classes in the hybrid model. Currently there are more than 1 million international students in the country with over 57% from India, China and South Korea. Harvard University has announced that it will be conducting all classes for this academic year through the online mode and is still planning to bring 40% of it’s students back to the campus. This decision has left many colleges in a spot as they are yet to decide on reopening the colleges despite the rising number of cases.