Facebook, other tech firms and business advocacy groups support Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their bid to fight a US government directive regarding international students. Photo: Reuters
Facebook, other tech firms and business advocacy groups support Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their bid to fight a US government directive regarding international students. Photo: Reuters

Facebook, US states join Harvard, MIT’s fight against Trump administration directive to deport online-only foreign students

  • Tech firms argue the directive violates a federal law meant to protect businesses from arbitrary decisions that could adversely affect operations
  • Government argues that earlier guidance warned that international students’ ability to remain in US for online courses was subject to change

Facebook, other tech firms and business advocacy groups support Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their bid to fight a US government directive regarding international students. Photo: Reuters
Facebook, other tech firms and business advocacy groups support Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their bid to fight a US government directive regarding international students. Photo: Reuters
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