Federal judge temporarily blocks stricter rules on student visas

The Daily Northwestern | May 06, 2019

A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to rules issued by the Trump administration that would make it easier to find international students and scholars in violation of their visas. Judge Loretta Biggs of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina who is overseeing a lawsuit against the policy handed down the nationwide preliminary injunction of an August 2018 policy memorandum on unlawful presence time accrual. The judge concluded the regulations would cause “irreparable harm” to visa holders, making the injunction order necessary for the public interest. The order is in place until the conclusion of the case, though Biggs cited the plaintiffs’ likelihood of winning as a reason for the ruling. Northwestern had joined much of the higher education community in opposing the policy change, arguing it would make the U.S. a less welcoming place for international study and would harm American universities.

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Federal networks are attractive targets for foreign intelligence services and other malicious actors in cyberspace. They enable government missions and operations, handle sensitive internal communications, and store personal data on millions of Americans. The level of threat faced by federal government networks has few parallels, and agencies have been unable to keep up. Multiple compromises including those of the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defence, the Department of State, the Executive Office of the President, and the Internal Revenue Service have exposed agencies’ missions to risk and undermined trust and confidence in the government.

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Federal networks are attractive targets for foreign intelligence services and other malicious actors in cyberspace. They enable government missions and operations, handle sensitive internal communications, and store personal data on millions of Americans. The level of threat faced by federal government networks has few parallels, and agencies have been unable to keep up. Multiple compromises including those of the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defence, the Department of State, the Executive Office of the President, and the Internal Revenue Service have exposed agencies’ missions to risk and undermined trust and confidence in the government.

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