Princeton to support Harvard in suit over ICE rule barring foreign students in online classes from U.S.

Princeton University will support a lawsuit brought against federal agencies by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the schools seek to block a rule that allows international students to study only at reopened universities with in-person classes.

The two Cambridge, Massachusetts schools filed a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in U.S. District Court in Boston Wednesday. It seeks a temporary restraining order that would halt the policy for two weeks.