Email insights: Auburn University tells students, faculty to stay in country

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Alabama’s Auburn University is recommending its students and faculty stay in the country until further notice in reaction to President Donald Trump‘s Friday Executive Order on immigration.

Auburn President Jay Gogue and Provost Timothy Boosinger made the recommendation Monday morning in an email to the campus, noting that traveling internationally could result in denied re-entry back into the United States.

“We also encourage international students, faculty and staff with questions about immigration or H-1B/green cards to contact the Office of International Programs at (334) 844-5001,” the Auburn officials said in their joint letter.

Read the full statement below:

Dear Auburn Family:

President Trump on Friday issued an Executive Order regarding immigration that impacts our campus community. We are closely monitoring the situation and will promptly provide updated information as it becomes available and respond to your questions.

We recommend that students, faculty, staff or dependents who might be affected refrain from travel outside of the United States until further notice as you may be denied reentry into the country. We also encourage international students, faculty and staff with questions about immigration or H-1B/green cards to contact the Office of International Programs at (334) 844-5001.

The Association of Public & Land Grant Universities, of which Auburn is a member, is an advocacy group in Washington, DC. Please click here for its statement issued over the weekend.

Auburn is an international university. Students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds strengthen our campus, and we remain committed to fostering an environment that upholds our values of inclusion and diversity.

Jay Gogue, President
Timothy Boosinger, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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