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NAFSA Responds to January 27 Executive Order and Educators React to the Trump Administration's Immigration Ban

Below is what was issued by NAFSA on February 1, 2017:

"Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. entry of thoroughly vetted refugees and citizens from seven nations in the Middle East and Africa. NAFSA swiftly responded with a statement from Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer:
'To the students, scholars, doctors, refugees, family members, and others who wonder if the United States has lost its commitment to its core values as a nation of freedom, opportunity, and welcome, let me unequivocally state that American citizens will not tolerate policies such as these that undermine our values and endanger our safety. We understand that America is part of the global community, and we will raise our voices with Congress, with the White House, with the media, and in the communities to continue to adhere to the principles that have always made us strongest.'  Read the full statement here.
Read the latest NAFSA blog post containing tips on Advising in the Face of Uncertainty with links to detailed, practical resources produced by NAFSA and other reputable resources for you to use and refer to. 
NAFSA has created a resources page to inform international educators as they navigate the impact of the executive order. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Resources include information about the executive orders, NAFSA's strategy to address challenges, and meaningful ways members can get involved.
In the wake of the executive order, educators and students are reacting and wondering what the implications will be for them:

Inside Higher Ed explores the implications of the order and the efforts of U.S. universities to reassure their students, research communities, and faculty.
FiveThirtyEight looks at how the impact the order may have on more than 17,000 international students, from the seven countries affected by the ban, who are currently studying in the United States.
The Washington Post reviews the forceful responses of U.S. universities to the ban.
The Chronicle of Higher Education argues that institutions of higher learning need to take a leading role in reaching students who are shut out of the country as a result of the ban.
Times Higher Education warns of the impact the restrictions will have on the U.S. research collaborations.
The Atlantic looks at the implications for the United States's scientific community and initiatives.
Read official statements from Universities, colleges, and higher education organizations on the executive order."