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Letter to Homeland Security Secretary on Maintaining the United States as the Destination of Choice for Students, Scholars

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Letter to Homeland Security Secretary on Maintaining the United States as the Destination of Choice for Students, Scholars

January 31, 2017

ACE and 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.

The letter was written in response to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  It affirms the importance of international students and the need to ensure the United States remains the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.

Along with ACE, associations signing the letter include:

  • AACRAO: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • ACPA–College Student Educators International 
  • ACT
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Council on Education
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of American University Presses
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of International Education Administrators
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council on Governmental Relations
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Institute of International Education
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of System Heads
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • UNCF
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association​

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