Williams has signed a new brief supporting legal efforts to block enforcement of ICE’s new federal guidance on international students. The government’s July 6 guidance would prohibit international students at American colleges and universities from returning to or remaining in the country if they enrolled in an online-only curriculum for fall 2020.
The brief, signed by Williams and 58 other leading colleges and universities of all kinds, describes the “immeasurable harm” the policy would cause to students and schools. It adds the college’s voice to a suit led by Harvard and MIT, which also contends that the policy was improperly introduced and politically motivated.
At least four other suits have been filed seeking to enjoin the guidance and block its enforcement on various grounds, including a suit led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 17 fellow state attorneys general.