Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

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COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. The lawsuit, filed in Boston's federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule. The universities contend that the directive violates the Administrative Procedures Act because officials failed to offer a reasonable basis justifying the policy and because the public was not given notice to comment on it. In a statement, the U.S. State Department said that while international students are welcome in the U.S., the policy "provides greater flexibility for
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