Penn State shows support for international students

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State University is showing support for Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security over recent immigration charges.

The Student Exchange and Visitor Program announced that it will no longer give exemptions to students taking a fully remote semester in the fall due to COVID-19.

International students who can’t attend at least one in-person class will have to transfer universities or leave the country.

Penn State President Eric Barron addressed the university’s international students.

You are welcome here. Your presence enriches our University and the educational experience of all of our students. I know you have questions and trepidations, but please know that our academic programs are already working to provide you with options for a successful fall semester, doing all they can to keep you from having to leave your Penn State family.

Eric Barron, President of Penn State University

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