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Victory For International Students As Trump Administration Backpedals


St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The United States Government has backpedaled on its push to have international students leave the country and not renew student visas if their universities switched learning online for the fall semester.

On Tuesday (July 14), the Trump administration rescinded its immigration order that would have resulted in over one million international students facing the possibility of deportation.

The backpedaling of the White House followed a July 6 move that would have forced students to attend in-person classes during the COVD-19 pandemic in the United States or leave the country altogether if their classes shifted online.

According to reports, the government faced at least 18 lawsuits challenging the orders which affect F-1 and M-1 visas.

Since the announcement of the move, the US Government faced heavy criticism for the decision, now that the pandemic has shifted learning online.

Minister of Education, Jonel Powell in a recent interview with WINN FM had expressed concern over the move, indicating that the St. Kitts and Nevis government was seeking to clarify the status of the students in the United States.

St Kitts and Nevis has a number of students studying in the United States of America.


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