Universities may do as they choose but must be willing to accept the consequences. No action is without repercussions. If an institution would like to act independently of federal regulations, they can then operate independently of federal funding. Our son attended university as an expatriate. He was obliged to obtain a student visa. Perhaps the institutions which truly desire the diversity of foreign nationals could provide guidance and navigational assistant to underserved, perspective students in obtaining the necessary documentation rather than turning a blind eye to end runs around the system. Otherwise, it is unfair to students who follow the process and go through the extra steps required.