Dear UC San Diego Extension International Programs Community,
I would like to share with you a message from University of California President Janet Napolitano and the UC chancellors in response to President Trump’s recent executive order, which will affect international students with passports from Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia:
President Trump’s executive order stops the admission of any refugees for 120 days; indefinitely suspends refugee admissions from Syria; lowers the number of refugees America accepts annually from 110,000 to 50,000; and bars legal travel from seven primarily Muslim countries for ninety days.
The United States is a diverse country, founded by immigrants and made stronger by its immigrants and international visitors. Many Americans strongly disagree with the travel ban.
President Trump’s executive order does not reflect who we are as a university. We at UC San Diego re-confirm our support for all our international students, staff, and faculty, as well as our international friends and colleagues. It would be impossible to replicate the cultural diversity and intellectual strength which our international students, academics, and international collaborators bring to our campus. We remain committed to students and scholars from all countries and all religions.
Executive Director, International Programs