India raises concerns with US over new rules for foreign students

Foreign students might see their visas revoked after Trump's latest order. — AFP pic
Foreign students might see their visas revoked after Trump's latest order. — AFP pic

NEW DELHI, July 9 — India has conveyed its concerns to the United States about a new immigration order that could force a large number of Indian students to return home, the foreign ministry said today.

US President Donald Trump’s administration issued a new rule this week that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities are not holding in-person classes during the upcoming fall semester because of coronavirus.

“We have urged the US side that we need to keep in mind the role that educational exchanges and people to people relations have played in the development of our relations,” Anurag Srivastava, spokesman at India’s foreign ministry told a news conference. — Reuters

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