FUCK ICE, fuck the GOP:
TLDR: If your university is shifting to an entirely online semester due to the /global pandemic/, you need to transfer to a university with in-person instruction or they'll revoke your VISA.
This is getting a lot of attention, so I'll say the TLDR is what their site is saying.
Talk to your department head about this if it affects you, and what they can do to maximize your safety without letting you get deported.
@lain It's ICE. Their only job is to hurt immigrants. When you look at it from that perspective, it makes a ton of sense.
There's been plenty of legal citizens who were scooped up and deported by ICE, so don't expect this law change to only apply to students without any online classes either. Plenty with in-person classes will still be affected, even excluding the COVID costs.
@Miredly This is fucking awful, because on the other side of the coin, university staff are worried about getting sick when thousands of students show up at the start of the semester. No matter what happens, someone loses.
@Miredly I expect a lawsuit here. It's just impossible to comply for most of them considering EU and Asian travel is heavily restricted.
@joeo10 I really hope so.
@Miredly Good news, at least Harvard and MIT are suing them now. https://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-and-harvard-file-suit-against-new-ice-regulations-0708
@joeo10 Add to that the Attorney General of Massachusetts: https://www.wuwm.com/post/massachusetts-attorney-general-new-ice-regulation-regarding-international-students#stream/0
Proud of my home state today.
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