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Trump Admin Walks Back Plan to Deport International Students Enrolled in Only Online Classes

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After sparking a series of lawsuits, the Trump administration backed out of its proposed visa policy that planned to deport international students enrolled only in online classes

What ICE intended to do: Last week, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that student visa holders whose courses are now entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to depart the country or transfer schools. 

U.K. Woman Slaps Indonesian Immigration Officer After She Overstayed Her Visa in Bali

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of Immigration.

Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali only to be told that she would need to pay $4,000 after overstaying her visa, which expired on Feb. 18, 2018, the Daily Mirror reported.

Chinese Immigrant Who is a US Veteran to Be Deported By ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is moving forward with deporting veteran and Chinese immigrant Xilong Zhu, ignoring a directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that would otherwise allow the immigrant to stay.

According to the Washington Post, Zhu immigrated to the U.S. from China in 2009 to attend college. After graduating from Wisconsin’s Beloit College in 2013, he decided he wanted to become a U.S. citizen. After some careful research, his father suggested the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, which offers expedited citizenship to immigrants with language and medical skills.

Wife of Chinese NYC Construction Worker Denied Visa to Bury Her Dead Husband

The family of a 33-year-old Chinese construction worker who died in a fall last Tuesday will not be able to attend his funeral in New York after the State Department denied their request for an emergency visa.

Jucong Wu, who worked for U-Tek Elevator, Inc., was not tied to a protective line before he fell nine stories to his death down an elevator shaft at a Manhattan construction site around 9 a.m., Pix11 reported.

Vietnamese Mother Misses Her U.S. Navy Son’s Funeral After Visa is Denied TWICE

Hung Truong, the father of four-year Navy veteran Ngoc Hoan Truong, is infuriated with the United States government’s decision not to approve his Vietnam-born ex-wife’s visa to attend their son’s funeral.

Truong’s mother tried to apply for a U.S. visa twice, but was denied both times, according to his father, who owns a jewelry store in Blytheville, Arkansas, WREG reported.

Indian Woman’s UK Visa Gets Rejected Because Her English is ‘Too Good’

A pregnant Indian woman’s wish to be reunited with her husband in Scotland was temporarily foiled after her visa application was rejected simply because her English was “too good” for the United Kingdom.

Alexandria Rintoul failed to join her husband Bobby Rintoul at their new house on the east coast of Fife in Scotland after she passed a more advanced English exam than the visa application actually required.