The time will finally come, according to the July 13 story “Japan to allow re-entry for more foreign residents amid coronavirus measures, sources say.” But it is not yet time to make whoopee because the Japanese government is still in the planning phase of admitting both student and working visa holders stuck abroad due to the stringent travel restrictions over the coronavirus.

In the U.S., Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ruled that students’ visas are to be revoked unless in-person classes are held in the fall semester. After a while, however, 17states and the District of Columbia agreed to sue the president over the suffering of foreign students, following Harvard and MIT. I was pleased because students’ lives in college may no longer be thwarted.

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