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U.S. rescinds policy on foreign student visas

  • July 15, 2020
  • , NHK, NTV
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NHK and NTV reported on Wednesday that the Trump administration has withdrawn its policy to suspend issuing visas to foreign students who are studying at universities that offer only online courses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. NHK reported that while Harvard University, MIT, as well as 17 state governments and Washington D.C., had filed a lawsuit calling on the administration to rescind the policy, the federal district court in Massachusetts announced on Tuesday that the Trump administration has agreed to rescind its requirement that international students take at least one in-person class. The network said although the reason for the withdrawal has not been disclosed, the student visas in question were issued to about 400,000 students, out of which 15,000 were Japanese students, adding that there were growing concerns about the possible impact on international students from around the world.

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