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AAU, Associations Request International Student Guidance for Spring 2021

AAU joined ACE and 34 other higher education organizations on a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Senior Official Performing the Duties of Director Tony H. Pham and Student and Exchange Visitor Program Director Rachel E. Canty to request the agency provide guidance for international students and exchange visitors for Spring 2021 as soon as possible. The letter suggests that any forthcoming guidance “continue to allow flexibility for existing students in the United States to attend hybrid or online programs of study,” including allowing new international students to travel to the U.S. regardless of their program of study’s in-person or online status and ensure the State Department and Department of Homeland honor each other’s COVID-19 policies. A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program said Tuesday the guidance will remain the same for the spring term, Inside Higher Ed reports.

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