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UArizona presidents releases statement regarding rescinding of ICE Guidelines

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 21:23:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Trump Administration rescinded its decision to remove international students from the country if they were taking a full online course load.

On July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced new guidelines, stating that students "may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States."

RELATED: UArizona works to keep international students in the U.S.

On July 13, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Eugene, Oregon, which aimed to halt ICE from revoking visas of international students.

The University of Arizona announced Monday they joined the coalition of 20 universities suing the federal government.

RELATED: UArizona joins coalition lawsuit challenging ICE's recent order on international students

Today, University of Arizona President C. Robbins released a statement regarding the repeal of ICE guidelines.

President Robbins statement:

"We are pleased that the Trump administration rescinded this guidance and that international students will not have to choose between their education and their health and safety. This change appropriately recognizes our international students for their perseverance and determination to complete their degree plans. We are very pleased to welcome international students back to the University of Arizona, and we are committed to ensuring they are treated equitably."