LOS ANGELES (KION) The University of Southern California announced a way that it will help international students affected by ICE's new policy.
The Office of the Provost said that if international students need to add an in-person course to their schedule to maintain their visa status, it will be provided at no cost.
ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced a temporary rule Monday that international students pursuing degrees in the U.S. will have to leave or risk deportation if their classes are fully online for the fall semester.
Universities around the country began transitioning to online courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central Coast Congressman Jimmy Panetta and 135 members of Congress are calling on the administration to reverse its decision.