Government Rescinds Policy Against Maintaing F1 Status With Only Online Classes

by Melsida Asatrian on Aug. 10, 2020

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Summary: On July 14, 2020, the Trump Administration withdrew its policy announcement that it would not allow college students taking fully online course-loads to remain in the United States in F1 status during the fall.

immigration attorney nycOn July 14, 2020, the Trump Administration withdrew its policy announcement that it would not allow college students taking fully online course-loads to remain in the United States in F1 status during the fall. We discussed that prior policy guidance in an earlier blog post. The withdrawal came in the face of lawsuits from many U.S. universities. Thus, for the time being, it appears that the exceptions made for online classes and student visas from the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will remain in effect. However, it is unclear whether the Government may seek to alter the directive through different means before most college classes resume.

F-1, M-1, and J-1 students who may be affected by the fluid situation should stay in touch with their designated school officials for guidance on their school's plans and how those plans may be affected by government policy. Students with case-specific questions about their status should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

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