We Heart: Colleges Fight Back to Save International Students From Deportation

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Colleges and universities around the U.S.—like Harvard (pictured)—are getting creative to fight back against ICE’s decision to deport international students taking their classes entirely online. (Anne Helmond / Flickr)

International students and their domestic peers are taking a stand against immigration restrictions that threaten to revoke visas of students around the country.

On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—along with the Trump administration—announced that F1 student visas would no longer be valid for international students taking their classes entirely online. Under this regulation, international students without in-person classes currently residing in the U.S. face deportation.

ICE’s sudden order came as many colleges began announcing their intention to provide online-only instruction during the fall, in an effort to protect…

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