California will be the first state to sue the Trump administration for policies released this week that prohibit international students from staying in the United States if they can take classes online, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday afternoon.
The lawsuit, which is expected to be filed with the US District Court in Northern California on Thursday, is aimed at an injunction against the enforcement of the new visa policy.
According to the directive, pupils with F-1 and M-1 visas must "leave the country or take other measures, such as moving to a school with personal tuition, to remain in legal status," says one Declaration on Immigration and Customs Control.
Those who break the rules "could have immigration consequences, including but not limited to initiating relocation procedures," the agency said.
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