“Princeton has more than 50 students and employees from the six affected countries”
Remember when Princeton and other colleges teamed up to challenge Obama for anything? Neither do I.
Princeton University joins fight against Trump’s travel ban
Princeton University joined 30 other colleges Friday in a legal brief criticizing the Trump administration’s revised executive order.
The colleges filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a federal judge’s preliminary injunction against the administration’s 90-day ban on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The latest executive order, like its predecessor, threatens colleges’ ability to attract the most talented people from around the globe, the brief says.
More than one million international students were enrolled in U.S. universities during the 2015-16 academic year, including 640 (12.2 percent) of Princeton’s undergraduates and 1,168 (42 percent) of its graduate students, according to the university.
Princeton has more than 50 students and employees from the six affected countries, and its graduate school received approximately 150 applications for fall 2017 from students from those nations.
In the past five years, Princeton’s graduate school received more than 700 applications from those countries.
The brief said universities “take extremely seriously the safety and security of their campuses.” However, they believe those concerns can be addressed in a way that is consistent with the values America has always stood for, “including the free flow of ideas across borders and the welcoming of immigrants to our universities.”
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