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Trump Administration Bans International Students From US If Their Universities Are Online-Only

International students cannot live in the United States if their universities move to online-only courses in the fall, a new temporary rule by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement states.
International students cannot live in the United States if their universities move to online-only courses in the fall, a new temporary rule by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement states.

U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement hasissued a new temporary rule banning international students from returning to or remaining in the United States if their colleges move to online-only instruction this fall.

Host Anita Rao talks about ICE's new regulatory ban on international students with Inside Higher Ed reporter Emma Whitford.As more colleges and universities announce their COVID-19 adaptation plans for the fall semester, an increasing number are deciding to continue online instruction models first introduced in the spring. Universities are already beginning to push back against the policy, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which are both seeking a temporary restraining order that would put the regulation on hold for 14 days. Host Anita Rao talks to Emma Whitford, reporter for Inside Higher Ed, about what this could mean for students with visas.

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Anita Rao is the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content. She has traveled the country recording interviews for the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps production department, founded and launched a podcast about millennial feminism in the South, and served as the managing editor and regular host of "The State of Things," North Carolina Public Radio's flagship daily, live talk show. Anita was born in a small coal-mining town in Northeast England but spent most of her life growing up in Iowa and has a fond affection for the Midwest.
Stacia Brown comes to WUNC from Washington, DC, where she was a producer for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A. She’s the creator and host of two podcasts, The Rise of Charm City and Hope Chest. Her audio projects have been featured on Scene on Radio, a podcast of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; BBC 4’s Short Cuts; and American Public Radio’s Terrible, Thanks for Asking.