STATEMENT BY AASCU PRESIDENT MILDRED GARCÍA, ED.D., ON THE SUPREME COURT’S TRAVEL BAN RULING

June 26, 2018

We are profoundly disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the administration’s ban on entry into the United States of entire classes of individuals solely based on where they were born. This decision will damage the nation’s public institutions by restricting the free movement of qualified individuals. Worse yet, it undermines America’s global standing as a beacon of openness and freedom to all people.

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