Anger and fear meet US government’s ‘unworkable’ move to deport international students who take only online classes
    July 14, 2020

    Suzanne Ortega, president of the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), an association based in Washington DC that represents about 500 universities in the United States, Canada and elsewhere, calls the plan to revoke visas unworkable. Announcing the action so soon before the upcoming semester, she adds, creates an impossible timeline. Ortega believes that PhD students could have more latitude than undergraduates to meet in-person instruction requirements through independent study and laboratory work, but notes that there are still many uncertainties.


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