Colleges Fight New Visa Policy For Foreign Students

By Suzanne Monyak (October 23, 2018, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A group of higher education institutions, including Haverford College and The New School, challenged a recent Trump administration policy that could open up more international students to harsh immigration penalties, saying in a lawsuit filed in North Carolina federal court Tuesday that the policy change will hurt both the students and American universities.

The institutions — which include two private liberal arts colleges, a research university and a district of community colleges — slammed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' new policy, effective Aug. 9, which changed the way the agency calculates the number of days a nonimmigrant foreign student has been...

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