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Harvard University Strategic Scientist Professor Charged with Tax Offenses related to Wuhan China University of Technology

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports Dr. Charles Lieber was previously indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. BOSTON – The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was charged today in a superseding indictment with tax offenses for failing to report income he received from Wuhan…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Trump Administration Rescinds Rule Threatening to Deport International Students

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General reports AG Healey Statement on Today’s Win in Student Visa Case. Trump Administration Rescinds Rule Threatening to Deport International Students, One Day After AG Healey Files Lawsuit. Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn a federal rule that…
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ICE FIELDS – Massachusetts AG’s Office Leads Multistate Lawsuit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rule for International Students

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General reports Today, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office is leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that threatens to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the District Court in Massachusetts against the Department…
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MIT and Harvard file suit against new ICE regulations

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MIT reports To the MIT community today from MIT President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community, On Monday, in a surprising development, a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it will not permit international students on F-1 visas to take a full online course load this fall while studying in the United States. As I…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – ICE STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester

US Strong news – Washington, DC: ICE reports The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications Monday to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule. Temporary exemptions for the fall 2020 semester include:…
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Harvard University Biology Professor Indicted on Wuhan University False Statement Charges

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was indicted today on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents ; Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements and will be arraigned in federal…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon has been Canceled

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports 124th Boston Marathon to be Held Virtually. The Boston Athletic Association () has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented by a…
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