Notre Dame News | July 12, 2020
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., today announced that the University would in coming days file an amicus curiae brief in support of a court motion by Harvard University and MIT to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from expelling international students who are enrolled exclusively online.
“While the University of Notre Dame is not immediately affected by your proposed policy of deporting foreign students unable to find in-person alternatives when universities implement online instruction only, I am concerned about our government’s inhospitable, even hostile approach toward visiting students and scholars who enrich our own learning and cultural environments,” Father Jenkins said yesterday in a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf.
Father Jenkins described international students “as an essential part of our campus community,” adding that “we embrace our visitors. We don’t chase them away.”
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