Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Supporting Afghan Students and Scholars
August 19, 2021

​​​​​​“Bright and talented students and scholars, including women who have made so much progress toward freedom and equality in recent years, are among the many Afghans caught up in the current crisis gripping the​ir country. We will work as closely as possible with the Department of State and Congress to do everything we can to open the doors of the United States to displaced Afghans who wish to join the millions of international students and scholars who have contributed to the cultural and intellectual vibrancy of our campuses and to our national economic prosperity.

Students and scholars from around the globe have shown time and time again that they can, if given the opportunity, make these types of valuable contributions to our country’s well-being. It is in America’s interest to help these smart and hard-working individuals find a new home.“

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