The decision was announced during a Boston federal court hearing on a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology challenging the ICE restriction. Multiple universities in Southern California and elsewhere also challenged the rule.
CSULB officials said there are about 1,700 international students enrolled at the university, while LBCC said 78 international students will continue onto the fall 2020 semester and 28 are currently enrolled for the summer term.
The guidance says international students won’t be exempt even if an outbreak forces their schools online during the fall term.
Students enrolled in online programs must either leave the country or take other measures like transferring to a school with in-person instruction “to remain in lawful status.”