“Though the Supreme Court’s action appears – at least for now -- to exempt students and scholars from the effects of the executive order, we continue to be deeply concerned both that the ban could still be upheld, and by the message the ban itself sends to students and scholars around the globe.
The accessibility of American colleges and universities to foreign nationals has both generated enormous good will for us, as a nation, around the world, and also enabled the U.S. to attract top-tier academic talent that goes on to contribute greatly to communities across our country. We appreciate that governments have the right to protect their borders as they see fit. However, when an executive order restricts the ability of individuals to cross borders based upon their religion, it’s not only detrimental to our ability to fulfill our scholarly mission, but more importantly, does not reflect our values as a nation.”
--- Josh Taylor, Associate Vice Chancellor, Global Programs