Canadian students studying in the U.S. relieved after Trump drops deportation plans
The United States Government has done a U-turn on plans to deport international students from the country.
The new policy would have impacted thousands of foreign students whose courses have moved fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 26,000 Canadians studied in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Last week, international students were told that they would not be allowed to stay unless they switched to a course which provided for in-person tuition.
Both Harvard and MIT recently announced that they would be using virtual tuition when they returned for the new academic year.
International students are a significant source of revenue for U.S. universities. An additional 59 other institutions signed a court brief in support of the action.
District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts said that the parties have come to a settlement, according to the New York Times.
The agreement reinstates a policy implemented in March, which allows international students to attend their classes virtually and remain legally in the country on student visas.
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