Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules could affect thousands of Lone Star College students

Lone Star College had almost 3,000 foreign students attend in the spring semester this year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College had almost 3,000 foreign students attend in the spring semester this year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College had almost 3,000 foreign students attend in the spring semester this year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced rules for foreign exchange students living in the country that would not allow them to stay if they are only taking online classes.

According to information from Lone Star College, in the spring semester there were 2,850 international students attending classes from countries including Mexico, Venezuela, Vietnam, El Salvador and Honduras.


Kyle Scott, the LSC vice chancellor of strategic priorities, said at this time the college's legal team is evaluating the impact the ICE ruling will have on the student body.

"We will work to make sure our students remain able to take classes while conforming to new rules and regulations," Scott said.

LSC recently announced reopening plans for its fall semester, which will include a combination of online, in-person and hybrid classes for students to take part in.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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