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Explains how universities use H-1B visas and the need for timely visa processing for academic institutions.
Letter to Lori Scialabba, Acting Director, USCIS, Re: Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing.
The higher ed community sent a letter to President Trump asking him to allow “Dreamers” to continue working and studying while the government seeks a permanent solution to their immigration status.
Statement by AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on the new executive order that suspends travel from six countries.
Op-Ed by AAU President Mary Sue Coleman and David Leebron discussing how Trump's executive order restricting U.S. entry for certain immigrants sends chilling message to potential students and scholars.
AAU today filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of Darweesh v. Trump that details the impact of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven countries on universities and their students and faculty, and on higher education and research nationwide.
AAU members have seen students stranded abroad, faculty members prevented from travelling to and from foreign countries, and scholars based abroad pulling out of academic conferences in the United States.
182 organizations signed a letter expressing deep concern that the Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017 will have a negative impact on scientists and engineers trying to visit, or leave from and return to, the United States.

More than 600 college and university presidents sign-on to a higher education community letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly to express concerns about President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 executive order.

Higher education associations send letter to DHS Secretary John Kelly addressing concerns about the problematic implementation of the 90-day freeze on visas.