Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security

January 31, 2017

On January 31, ACE and 46 other higher education associations sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.

This letter was sent in light of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  The letter affirms the importance of international students and the need to ensure the United States remains the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.

Along with ACE, associations signing the letter include:

ACPA–College Student Educators International 
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association of Community Colleges
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Association of University Professors
American Council on Education
American Dental Education Association
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
Association of American Colleges & Universities
Association of American Law Schools
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of American Universities
Association of American University Presses
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Community College Trustees
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Association of Research Libraries
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council for Opportunity in Education
Council of Independent Colleges
Council of Graduate Schools
Council on Governmental Relations
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of System Heads
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
National Council of University Research Administrators
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
University Professional and Continuing Education Association

ACE Letter to DHS Secretary John F. Kelly on International Students, Faculty and Scholars (PDF) 1 MB