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This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features GOP Senators writing to Trump Administration urging strong funding for DOE research programs, associations commenting on proposed supplemental questions for visa applications and more.
Associations express concern on proposed supplemental questions for visa applications.
Rice University President David Leebron and Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, are quoted in this Reuter's article on the chilling effect President Trump's proposed travel bans have had on foreign students.
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.