“in the strongest possible terms”
Isn’t it amazing how many people in academia are concerned about American pride all of a sudden?
Campus Reform reports:
Petition calling Trump EO ‘un-American’ signed by 30K+ profs
More than 30,000 American professors and another 40,000 “academic supporters” have apparently signed a petition protesting President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
“These academics denounce this Executive Order in the strongest possible terms and respectfully urge President Trump to reconsider his stance to be more consistent with the longstanding values and principles of this country,” a press release accompanying the petition contends.
The petition itself leverages three essential complaints against Trump’s hotly-debated order, the first of which argues that his policy is inherently “discriminatory.”
“The EO unfairly targets a large group of immigrants and non-immigrants on the basis of their countries of origin, all of which are nations with a majority Muslim population,” the petition states, calling this “a major step towards implementing the stringent racial and religious profiling” that was apparently “promised on the campaign trail.”
Next, the petition ridicules the EO for limiting academic collaboration with international students and researchers, expressing concern that the order could “potentially lead to [the] departure of many talented individuals who are current and future researchers and entrepreneurs in the U.S.”
“The EO significantly damages American leadership in higher education and research,” the missive continues, observing that “U.S. research institutions host a significant number of researchers from the nations subjected to the upcoming restrictions.”
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