United Academics supports the University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s statement on global engagement and international scholars. We join him in supporting the international faculty, students, and staff in the UO community affected by President Trump’s Executive Order banning the entry of all persons from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. UA, along with President Schill, supports students affected by the policies of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) in line with the strong statements in favor of sanctuary policies approved by the university administration and the faculty Senate in November of 2016.
We strongly encourage everyone to attend tonight’s town hall meeting to show your support for our international colleagues and to learn more.
International students and faculty are a crucial part of the UO community. As a union we are prepared to stand beside and advocate for our members who are endangered by these or similar anti-immigrant policies, as well as any other policies targeting our members and their students or fellow staff. We look forward to working together to oppose in the strongest of terms any attempts at targeting members of our community for persecution.
In case you missed it, here is the link to Schill’s statement. https://president.uoregon.edu/uo-values-global-engagement-and-our-international-scholars
Additional information and resources from AFT can be found at http://allin.rtp.aft.org/aft-opposes-trump-executive-orders-information-and-resources. You can also read AAUP national’s statement on the ban here.