Online classes: Harvard, MIT sue Trump over plan to deport foreign students

Harvard and MIT have sued the Trump administration to stop it from stripping foreign students of visas and removing them if their universities moved classes online amid the pandemic.

According to, the two Ivy League universities asked a federal court in Boston for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against the administration’s plan.

The Trump administration has warned that it would revoke the visas of students whose courses move entirely online.

Foreign students contribute at least $45 billion into the U.S. economy.

Majority of the students come from China, and India.

It is expected that many other universities will sue the administration.


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