We the people ask the federal government to Change an existing Administration policy:

Allow F-1 students to stay in the US through the fall semester if instruction is online due to the pandemic

Created on July 06, 2020

On Monday, July 6, 2020, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that International Students in the United States whose schools have ruled for online-only classes in the Fall 2020 semester must leave the United States, or may face immigration consequences.

This is counterproductive for the following reasons:
- International students contribute ~$41 billion dollars to the US economy every year
- US universities and research programs depend on revenue from international students to survive
- US universities may be compelled to prematurely open in-person instruction and risk virus transmission
- STEM companies thrive and depend on global talent

We request that ICE rescind their decision to force international students back to their home countries in the midst of a pandemic.

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