News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-02-09

Contact: Jennifer Walpole 202-478-4665

AASCU STATEMENT ON NINTH CIRCUIT IMMIGRATION ORDER RULING

We are pleased the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of maintaining the temporary injunction on Executive Order 13769. During the pendency of the injunction, we expect federal agencies responsible for reviewing and implementing the executive order to continue their scrutiny of its scope, application and utility.

AASCU strongly believes that the participation of international students and scholars in our classrooms and at our campuses has been a source of strength for state colleges and universities, and views policies that disrupt longstanding international exchange practices as detrimental to America's global leadership in higher education.

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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.