- The July 6 directive was met with swift backlash, with 17 states and Washington DC filing a lawsuit to block the motion, while Harvard and MIT led a similar, different lawsuit, soon being supported by 200 more .
- According the the Journal, a scaled down version of the directive could apply only to newly enrolled students, ensuring international students already in the country can stay.
- The initial directive is already impacting American schools with many foreign students saying they feel unwanted and a study predicting international enrollment could decline to World War II lows.
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The Trump administration issued a directive on July 6, stating that international students attending schools operating entirely online may not remain in the US. Schools, according to the initial directive, are supposed to report their reopening plans by Wednesday.
Now, the White House could be reconsidering that amid swift backlash.