Friday, June 30, 2017
Public Universities Respond to New Immigration Executive Order
Public research universities are deeply concerned about the administration’s new policy preventing visa and green card holders of seven countries from returning to the United States for 90 days. The consequences of this action, along with the ban on refugees, reverberate far beyond the higher education community and are worthy of everyone’s attention. As a public research university association we are keenly aware of the impact this is already having on college campuses throughout the U.S. The most recent figures show that more than 17,000 students from the seven countries that this ban targets studied at U.S. universities during the 2015-16 school year.
At this link are actions and statements APLU members are taking in response to this policy. This list is not all-inclusive and is being added to on a regular basis.
To read the full statement from APLU President Peter McPherson, click here.