New foreign students barred from entering US if all classes online: Report
Washington/IBNS: After rescinding the new rules to keep foreign students out of the country, the United States immigration officials said the new foreign students will be barred from entering the country if they decide to take the classes entirely online, an AP report said.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has written to college authorities telling that new students who have not enrolled as of March 9 will "likely not be able to obtain" visas if they plan to take the courses entirely online, the report said.
The decision affects students who planned to enrol at universities that will provide classes entirely online due to the coronavirus situation.
International students who are already in the US or are returning and already possess visas will be allowed to take classes online even if they start instructions in person but their colleges move online in the face of the pandemic, the report added.