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DHS halts its plan to deport international college students enrolled in online courses

July 14, 2020

The Court was informed by the parties that they have come to a resolution to the combined temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction motions. The Government has agreed to rescind the July 6, 2020 Policy Directive and the July 7, 2020 FAQ, and has also agreed to rescind their implementation. The Government will return to the March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020 policy. This moots the temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction motions, and will preclude enforcement of the July 6, 2020 policy directive and July 7, 2020 FAQ, which are being rescinded on nationwide basis.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement: “The U.S. Chamber is pleased that the Department of Homeland Security rescinded its ill-conceived policy regarding international students today. Our nation’s educators and our economy are better for it.”

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief of associations and businesses in support of motion for preliminary injunction against DHS policy restricting foreign students from studying at nation’s leading universities

July 13, 2020

Click here to view the amicus brief. Allison Aviki, Lauren Goldman, Andrew J. Pincus, and Joshua Silverstein of Mayer Brown LLP served as co-counsel for the coalition.

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