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A Valid Reason You Should Be Careful What You ‘Tweet’

Oops! She Tweeted again!

A viral tweet by an online user may have caused false hope for international students after the Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced this week that international students who are pursuing a college degree in the United States would possibly be facing deportation if their universities’ courses were switched to be taught entirely online

The tweet by @Myeshachou said:

“Columbia and NYU creating a one-credit ‘in-person’ ‘global course’ for all international students to register for so they can’t be deported by ICE: absolutely iconic.” Unfortunately, the tweet was deleted since the information wasn’t confirmed by either of the schools. “I didn’t want to misinform anyone, but Columbia literally RTED my tweet.”

Some twitteros went out to surface some of the backlash both institutions mentioned on the original tweet had received for “being created by exploitation and gentrification.”

However, some others saw the positive actions of supporting international students by opposing ICE. After the ICE bomb was dropped, many colleges and universities responded by suing the Trump administration over its new policy, with the news causing lots of controversy, including more Twitter feuds among college students.

This story is developing – check back for updates.

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