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President’s Post #146: Joint Letter on Immigration

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

I joined 23 of my presidential colleagues across the State of New Jersey last week in endorsing this letter to the 116th Congress of the United States to urge it to closely monitor federal policies and administrative actions that threaten the free flow of international students and scholars upon which many of our colleges and universities depend.

Joint Letter on Immigration, Issued to the 116th Congress of the United States

Endorsed and distributed by the Presidents of New Jersey’s Colleges and Universities: Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, The College of New Jersey, College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Kean University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Saint Peters University, Seton Hall University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Richard Stockton University, Rowan University, Thomas Edison State University, and William Paterson University of New Jersey

As presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities throughout New Jersey, we are writing to express our concern about obstacles we are facing in our efforts to attract and retain international students, faculty, and scholars.  Our schools vary in mission, size and the makeup of our student bodies, but we all depend on our ability to attract motivated students and scholars from throughout society and around the world. We believe our success in these endeavors plays an important role in building the State’s innovation economy.

Over the past several years, we have observed a disturbing increase in the number – and length – of impediments put in the path of our international students, faculty, and staff.  Some of our schools have experienced…

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