News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-01-29

Contact: Jennifer Walpole 202-478-4665

STATEMENT FROM AASCU PRESIDENT MURIEL HOWARD ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION

The United States has long benefitted from scientific, cultural and economic contributions of international students and scholars. America's state colleges and universities have been strengthened by the presence of students and faculty from around the globe, including those from the seven countries specifically targeted by the president's executive order. We share in the collective commitment to protect our national security while at the same time enriching our nation with invaluable contributions from abroad. Accordingly, we respectfully urge the administration to reconsider its recent action. 

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The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.