It seems the Trump administration keeps dreaming of new ways to mess up the already messed up immigration system. Forcing them to leave the country will surely have consequences, missed opportunities for the students, wasted money, etc.
Like spending all that much money studying the course on campus then suddenly it's moved online. I am waiting to hear the outcome of the plan, but it sounds like a very terrible idea. Like the time ICE set up a fake university to have people come over to the country just to deport them again.