17 States Sued the Trump Administration on Foreign Students Matter

17 States Sued the Trump Administration on Foreign Students Matter
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On Monday, 17 states, along with the district of Columbia, filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration to strip foreign students of their visas. 

The lawsuit is led by Massachusetts and includes a particular case filed by MIT and Harvard. Several universities and colleges have backed the lawsuit and case throughout the United States. 

The lawsuit reads- “Now, with insufficient notice, zero explanation, and severely depleted resources, colleges and universities are forced to readjust all of those plans to account for whether every single international student, in every single program, will have sufficient in-person learning opportunities to maintain their visa status in the United States,” Source: Times of India. 

All the universities, colleges, and other educational institutes claim that Trump’s association has given a financial burden on educational entities, which will make them lose their best students and lose their ability to recruit the finest resources to pursue quality education provided. 

While announcing the lawsuit, Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey said- “The Trump administration didn’t even attempt to explain the basis for this senseless rule, which forces schools to choose between keeping their international students enrolled and protecting the health and safety of their campuses,” Source: Times of India. 

On Monday, the suit was filed in the US District Court and referred to the ICE guidelines as “senseless and cruel.” The involved states say that they have been blindsided by the Trump administration. 

The lawsuit has been filed by states, including- Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, Illinois, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Oregon, the Districts of Columbia, Virginia, Vermont, and Wisconsin. 

Except for Vermont and Maryland, all the states are run by Democrats administration. 

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Source: Times of India