Major tech companies supported a lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which challenged the administration’s proposal to bar international students from remaining in the United States if their colleges didn’t offer in-person classes. The administration’s reversal settles that lawsuit, Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga report.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and 16 other technology companies and trade associations backed the brief, which was filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that alleged the policy would harm U.S. businesses.
Some celebrated the decision yesterday. TechNet, an industry trade group, praised the move:
Administration rescinding F-1 rules negatively impacting #students who are essential to our #economy is the right move. Our nation should always welcome the best and brightest from around the world to spur US innovation and growth. #F1