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International students in limbo after ICE ruling reversal

<p>Many students said that even with the reversal of the ICE ruling, reopening presented challenges when it came to planning for fall semester.</p>

Jasmine Snow

July 22, 2020

The lives of international students at the University of Minnesota were disrupted this month after guidance was released that would have prevented many of them from staying in the U.S.  On July 6, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released restrictive guidelines that would require international students without in-person classes to leave the country. Last week, the ruling was rescinded — ...

Trump administration repeals ruling barring international students from taking entirely virtual courses

<p>Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein</p>

Abbey Machtig

July 14, 2020

The Trump administration has overturned the ruling stating that international students taking all virtual classes were at risk for deportation. This ruling was made in a court hearing held Tuesday. According to judges overseeing the case, the universities and government were able to agree on a resolut...

UMN to support lawsuit against ICE restrictions on international students

<p>Illustration by Sarah Mai</p>

Brooke Sheehy

July 9, 2020

The University of Minnesota will support a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would require international students without in-person classes to leave the country. The University is among other Big Ten colleges and universities nationwide that are filing amicus briefs to suppor...

International students may not be able to stay in the U.S if their entire fall course load is online, ICE says

<p>Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein</p>

Hana Ikramuddin

July 6, 2020

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that international students enrolled at universities in the United States will not be eligible to remain in the country if their entire course load is online. Per the announcement, international students participating in the Student and Exchange Visitor P...

University plans for international students abroad facing travel barriers

<p>Illustration by Sarah Mai</p>

Yves De Jesus

May 8, 2020

The University of Minnesota is working to develop guidelines for incoming and returning international students abroad for the fall semester.  With U.S. visa services suspended worldwide and several international flights banned due to the coronavirus, many international students abroad are left ...

Survey finds UMN international students most concerned about visas, travel and future plans

<p>Illustration by Eva Berezovsky</p>

Jiang Li

May 8, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, University of Minnesota international students are the most concerned about student visa status, travel, summer plans and the fall semester, according to an International Student and Scholar Services survey sent out last month. ISSS is working to assess the current needs of ...

Pandemic pushes some international students to abandon post-graduation program

<p>Illustration by Eva Berezovsky</p>

Jiang Li

April 23, 2020

University of Minnesota senior Julie Lee, an international student from South Korea, planned to stay in the U.S. for another year as part of the Optional Practical Training program and apply to graduate school. However, the pandemic ruined her plan. Following her parents’ wish, Lee gave up OPT and l...

Parents’ care, worry means an early trip home for many international students

<p>International Student Chengde Yan listens to music in the lobby of his apartment on Wednesday, March 18. Yan will travel back to his home in China and will graduate with a degree in economics at the end of the spring semester.</p>

Jiang Li

March 25, 2020

University of Minnesota senior Chengde Yan plans to fly back to China on April 5, and his parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Yan said his parents regularly check in with him about the number of confirmed cases in the University community and are worried that their only son will not receive a...

U.S. suspends visa services worldwide, prompts international student worry

A man walks his dog along a quiet Washington Avenue bridge on Saturday, March 21.

Jiang Li

March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. continuing to escalate, University of Minnesota computer science junior Chen Liu, who planned to go back to China this summer, said one problem keeps bothering him — his visa will expire in July, and he may not be able to re-enter the U.S. for his fall semester cl...

UMN implements precautions for coronavirus

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Jiang Li

February 13, 2020

Wendy Gao, a University of Minnesota Chinese international student, struggled to pay her tuition this semester because of the coronavirus outbreak. Her hometown bank was closed and did not reopen until Feb. 9 — seven days after tuition was due. The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the lives of many o...