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NSU Statement on Immigration Executive Order

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George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.
President/Chief Executive Officer

 

TO: NSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
DATE: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
SUBJECT: NSU’s Statement on Immigration Executive Order

 

The Executive Order signed by President Trump last Friday suspending immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen has caused confusion and raised questions from our international students, faculty, and staff.  We want the entire NSU community to know that we are working to clarify and understand how this presidential order affects the nation’s immigration policy and how it impacts nationals from these countries, or individuals with plans to travel to or from these countries who are affiliated in any fashion with NSU.

Until we have better understanding of the exact impact of the immigration policy, at this time we are advising that members of the NSU community that are from the affected countries refrain from traveling outside of the United States until more specific information becomes available. NSU is working diligently to better understand the scope and impact of the immigration policy, and will be providing further resources and updates to the NSU community.  Updates can be found at http://www.nova.edu/internationalaffairs/index.htm 

Diversity is one of NSU’s core values, with its multicultural community having representation from more than 116 countries across the world. NSU remains grounded in the importance of inclusion and respect for all cultural traditions, religions and spiritual beliefs, and NSU continues to support and welcome all international students, faculty and researchers to its campus. Diversity is critical to the enrichment of a learning environment that prepares students to live and work in a global society, and NSU is dedicated to ensuring the security and success of all international members of the NSU community.

NSU remains committed to providing a safe and welcoming campus for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors and I will keep you informed as this matter progresses.  Here are a few resources available to our community for further knowledge and or assistance: