ICE policy: New international students with online-only classes can’t enter U.S.


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Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday the continuation of March 9 guidance for the Fall 2020 semester. This guidance states new international students cannot enter the U.S. to take entirely virtual classes. 

“Nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online,” ICE said in the July 24 statement. 

On July 14, ICE rescinded its July 6 policy that would’ve required current international students in the country to take at least one in-person class in the fall to remain in the U.S. 

The Northern Star will update this story as more information becomes available.