Brief Opposes Travel Ban

April 27, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama


April 12, 2018

The AAUP joined with the American Council on Education and other higher education groups in submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court opposing the Trump administration’s most recent travel ban. The current iteration of the travel ban places restrictions on entry to the United States from citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela. The AAUP previously joined a Supreme Court amicus brief that supported the largely successful attempts to prevent enforcement of earlier iterations of the travel ban.

Our amicus brief, submitted March 28, argues that the new travel ban “jeopardizes the many contributions that foreign students, scholars, and researchers make to American colleges and universities, as well as our nation’s economy and general well-being.” The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on April 25, with a decision expected in late June.

Read the full post at the AAUP website here.

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