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Trump makes u-turn on international students with online courses

In the face of widespread opposition, Trump administration backs down on plans to withdraw the visas of international students whose studies were moved entirely online.

US President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped its plans to deport international students whose courses move fully online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision follows eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities.

International students have been a significant source of revenue for many US universities and colleges.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.