US Capitol Building, Washington DC

US Capitol Building, Washington DC

The NCCI Board of Directors supports a letter that the American Council on Education (ACE) has sent to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The ACE letter expresses concerns about the potential impact on international students, faculty, and scholars arising from the Administration’s recent Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The letter, written by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad, states that the Executive Order “has created uncertainty and fear across the country and on our campuses, particularly among students, faculty and scholars from the affected countries, as well as others who worry the restrictions may expand to other countries.”

In the letter, ACE President Broad expresses a willingness to meet with the Homeland Security Secretary and his staff to discuss its specific concerns and to assist DHS in carrying out its important duties.
The letter was co-signed by more than 50 higher education-related associations.

“This issue clearly impacts many of our member institutions and, more broadly, the ability of colleges and universities in the United States to attract talent, innovate, and contribute to their vibrant communities,” NCCI President Teresa A. Hartnett said. The Board’s support of the letter does not necessarily reflect the views of NCCI’s member institutions.

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