IAS Statement on Revised Executive Order

The revised executive order unnecessarily and unfairly singles out and impedes the ability of people from six Middle Eastern and African countries from traveling to the United States unless they already hold visas or green cards. This order, as with the previous order issued in January, continues to directly conflict with the Institute for Advanced Study’s founding principles and values, unwavering belief in non-discrimination and inclusion, and fundamental mission to provide a free and open environment for basic research in the sciences and humanities.

As an institution, we oppose the revised travel ban on the principles of justice and non-discrimination and stand in unison for the advancement of knowledge without borders and prejudice.

Statements released by the Institute for Advanced Study regarding the prior executive order may be accessed here and here.


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