California sues Trump administration over foreign student visas

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The Edward Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC. California is suing the Trump administration’s decision to deny visas to foreign students if they don’t attend in-person college classes this fall. Photo by Amy Ta.

The Trump administration announced last week that online-only learning is not an option for international students. In response, several international college students in California are suing the Trump administration. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against enforcing the new policy.

MIT and Harvard are also suing the administration. Nearly 100 members of Congress sent a letter to ICE calling this policy irrational and xenophobic.

Meanwhile, universities are scrambling to figure out how to safely reopen. 

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Guest:
Xavier Becerra - California Attorney General - @AGBecerra

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin