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Heel Talk

Jul 13, 2020

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to temporary exemptions for students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online classes in the fall because of the pandemic. Under the exemptions, students who are taking an entirely remote course load are not allowed to remain in the country, and if they do not leave or take measures like transferring to another school with in-person classes, they face potential deportation. Host Evely Forte spoke to international UNC students to get a better sense as to how they are feeling about this federal policy change and what their expectations in response to this policy are for the coming semester. Maydha Devarajan contributed reporting. Episode co-edited and co-produced by Evely Forte and Meredith Radford. 

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