Update: A lawyer for the United States’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told a Massachusetts district court judge late on Tuesday that the government had withdrawn its guidelines barring foreign students from the US if all of their classes were to be conducted online this fall.
The abrupt about turn came during the court’s hearing of a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and MIT, seeking a temporary injunction of the guidelines. At a Tuesday evening press conference, President Donald Trump promised he would soon sign a new order on immigration, calling it a "very very big merit based Immigration Act.”
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