USM Statement on New ICE Policies on International Students

Baltimore, Md. (July 7, 2020) The University System of Maryland (USM) is greatly concerned by new guidance from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stipulating that international students taking online-only classes this fall cannot remain in the United States. This guidance is especially dismaying given that universities across the country are acting with a great deal of care and caution to protect the safety of their students during this worldwide public health crisis.

The USM and our member universities are reviewing the ICE policy to assess its potential impact on international students, and our universities are working with their students individually to ensure that all regulations are being followed. The USM will do everything necessary to make sure that our international students remain qualified to continue and complete their programs.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719