Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Trump administration's new international student visa rules for higher education has been subject to a wave of harsh criticism. Here is a recent example. Irina Manta on The Volokh Conspiracy offers thoughts on the deluge of lawsuits challenging the new international student requirements:
"After lawsuits by Harvard/MIT and then California about the recent changes to the student visa rules, seventeen more states have filed their own lawsuit (in district court in Massachusetts, where the Harvard/MIT suit was already filed). Like the preceding lawsuits, the plaintiffs allege that the federal government violated the Administrative Procedure Act by engaging in arbitrary and capricious decision-making and failing to provide for notice and comment. Because the claims largely track those of the previous lawsuits, I will note here only a few excerpts that captured my attention.
This lawsuit nicely captured the absurdity of the requirements imposed on universities through the sudden and belated change . . . :" (bold added).