TUCSON (KVOA) - The University of Arizona's President Robert Robbins responded to the Trump administration's decision to rescinded a rule that would have forced some international students to leave the country.
The Trump administration's decision to revoke the rule came after a coalition of 20 universities, including UArizona, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for the order.
"We are pleased that the Trump administration rescinded this guidance and that international students will not have to choose between their education and their health and safety," said UArizona President Robert Robbins.
The initial order was issued on July 6.
In the spring semester, the student and exchange program previously allowed temporary exemptions for online courses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Arizona President Robert Ribbons official statement can be found below.
"We are pleased that the Trump administration rescinded this guidance and that international students will not have to choose between their education and their health and safety. This change appropriately recognizes our international students for their perseverance and determination to complete their degree plans. We are very pleased to welcome international students back to the University of Arizona, and we are committed to ensuring they are treated equitably."