Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

March 06, 2017

 

​"We welcome the Trump administration’s effort to clarify the executive order first issued on Jan. 27, 2017, and believe that it will address some of the issues that bedeviled the earlier version. We have long maintained that it is essential to safeguard the nation while still ensuring that the United States remains the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars, regardless of their nationality. This order is a step in the right direction.

Yet while the revised order has narrowed the number of people impacted by the travel ban, we fear that those still excluded—coupled with the faulty initial roll-out and the harsh rhetoric that often accompanies today’s public policy discussions about immigration—still creates a climate where it is far more difficult for international students and scholars to view this country as a welcoming place for study and research.

When these individuals come to the United States, they bring their creativity and intellectual talents to our country and leave with a direct experience of a democratic society and a free market. It is in America’s interest that the necessity of protecting the border from those who wish us harm does not undermine our ability to attract the most talented students and scholars to our shores."

MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Riskind ▪ 202-939-9453 ▪ jriskind@acenet.edu

Other ACE News

  • September 20, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    WBUR reports that leaders in higher education, including ACE’s Terry Hartle, lobbed criticisms at Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez over his proposal to tax colleges and universities with large endowments . . . Inside Higher Ed...

  • ACE Annual Meeting

    September 19, 2018

    ACE2019 Image

    Register Now for ACE2019

    Registration is open for ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, March 9-12, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA.Nearly 2,000 college and university leaders from deans to presidents will gather at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for the nation’s most...

  • Student Mobility

    September 18, 2018

    Fees for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Set to Increase

    The proposal to increase programs fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program may have a negative impact on international students, scholars, and higher education institutions, according to ACE and 14 other higher education associations.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2018

    Innovative Leadership

    College Presidents Finding New Ways to Lead Amid Growing Challenges

    A newly released ACE report highlights how innovative college and university presidents are rising to a variety of daily challenges and empowering their own campuses to take risks and respond strategically.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    September 17, 2018

    Stairs leading up

    Spending Package for FY 2019 Includes Boosts for Pell Grants, NIH, Career and Technical Education

    Congress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher...

 

 Related Content