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Texas A&M opposes ICE's guidance prohibiting international students from returning to, remaining in U.S. if classes are online

Texas A&M
Posted at 4:56 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 18:07:08-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young has issued a statement opposing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's guidance that prohibits international students from returning to or remaining in the U.S. this fall if the universities they attend are all online.

Young said the policy does not currently apply to Texas A&M since 50% of classes will be in-person and fully available to international students.

The university supports the statement issued by the Association of American Universities (AAU) opposing the policy. Young says the guidelines could have a devastating impact on international students and on university campuses and communities.

"I sincerely hope that the guidance will be rescinded in light of the AAU statement and other similar reactions. During a global pandemic, we must pull together to continue our educational mission not only at Texas A&M but across our nation," said Young. "For our international students, you are all Aggies. We support you and will keep you informed as we continue to advocate on your behalf."