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U to help international students comply with ICE directive

U to help international students comply with ICE directive Photo: KSTP.

The Associated Press
Created: July 07, 2020 05:10 PM

The University of Minnesota is reviewing its fall semester plans to make sure that international students aren't forced to leave the country under new guidance from federal immigration authorities. 

The guidelines Monday from the U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement say international students must leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools plan to offer classes entirely online this fall. 

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New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

The guidelines are adding new pressure on universities to reopen even as the coronavirus is resurging in many parts of the country. 

They also come as President Donald Trump has demanded that schools and colleges reopen and return to in-person instruction. Minnesota was already planning to offer a mix of online and in-person classes.


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