Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding presidential proclamation suspending and restricting immigration

“While we appreciate that the Trump Administration has mitigated the presidential proclamation in line with concerns expressed by institutions of higher education and the business community, we disagree with the Administration’s overall approach, which limits the ability of America’s top research universities to recruit the world’s best and brightest. International scholars play a critical role in the deep interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, and the free exchange of ideas that are the hallmarks of groundbreaking discoveries and innovation, and that drive the dynamism of the American economy. Vanderbilt remains committed to our international faculty, students and staff and will continue advocating against these types of policies in close coordination with peer universities, associations and the private sector.”

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