AACRAO Joins Amicus Brief Regarding Trump Administration's Travel Ban

This week, AACRAO joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and 28 other higher education associations in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries. The groups argue that the Trump administration's travel ban has harmed America's reputation in a global education market.

"From the moment it was signed, prospective students expressed serious concerns about attending American colleges and universities," the brief says. "Faculty recruits were similarly deterred from accepting teaching and research positions. And scholars based abroad pulled out of academic conferences in the United States, either because they were directly affected by the EO or because they are concerned about the EO's harmful impact on academic discourse and research worldwide."

Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for October 10, 2017.


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