STATEMENT FROM NYU SPOKESMAN JOHN BECKMAN ON EVENTS RELATED TO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION


NYU's primary concern is the welfare of its students, faculty, researchers, and employees affected by Friday's immigration order.

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"We have written to those members of the NYU community who might be subject to the order to let them know the University supports them, to highlight the risk they would be taking if they choose to travel outside the U.S., and to tell them that we have arranged special informational sessions for them with Law School faculty who specialize in immigration and administrators from our global programs.

"One NYU student was detained at the airport in New York; we are very glad to report that she was permitted to enter the country Sunday morning, thanks to the intervention of our Law School's Immigrant Rights Clinic.  NYU is also very grateful to Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who also intervened on the student's behalf at request of the University.  

"We are prepared to deal with additional instances as they arise on a case-by-case basis.  

"In addition, the Immigrants Rights Clinic will announce shortly that it has developed a special program , working with the law firm WilmerHale, to assist members of the NYU community who are at risk of being deported."

-- NYU Spokesman John Beckman

Please see a letter sent to the NYU community on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from Andrew Hamilton: http://www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/office-of-the-president/communications/the-recent-executive-order-on-immigration.html

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