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UNLV, NSHE release statement on new ICE rules regarding international students

Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 13:16:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV is responding to the new rule from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which will require international students studying in the U.S. to leave the country if their college switches to online classes in the fall.

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The Nevada System of Higher Education issued a statement saying they are currently looking at the new changes to see how it will impact international students. NSHE also says it will comply with the governor's orders and expects to have in-person and online classes in the fall.

Read the full statement below:

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s institutions are following the governor’s directives and anticipate offering both in-person and on-line classes for the upcoming fall semester.

NSHE recognizes the valuable cultural and intellectual contributions our approximately 2,000 international students make to Nevada’s eight public higher education institutions. NSHE is currently reviewing the new rule changes to determine how they may impact our international students.

There are about 1,000 students at UNLV on F-1 visas.

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