[Vision2020] Fwd: Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Mon Jan 30 16:30:30 PST 2017

Here is an indication of part of the local impact of the Oval Office 
Orders released over the weekend.

One might expect that WSU will have similar impacts, and that local 
businesses with international contracts and travel commitments may need 
to address these orders' intersections with their businesses.


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Subject: 	Statement on Immigration Executive Order
Date: 	Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:13:38 +0000
From: 	University of Idaho, Office of the President <noreply at uidaho.edu>
Reply-To: 	University of Idaho, Office of the President 
<noreply at uidaho.edu>
To: 	all-email-ucm-students at uidaho.edu

Statement on Immigration Executive Order
University of Idaho

Office of the President
president at uidaho.edu <mailto:noreply at uidaho.edu>
www.uidaho.edu/president <http://www.uidaho.edu/president>

*TO:* 	University of Idaho Faculty, Staff and Students
*FROM:* 	Chuck Staben, President
*DATE:* 	January 30, 2017
*SUBJECT:* 	Statement on Immigration Executive Order

With students, faculty and staff from every state and nearly 80 foreign 
countries, the University of Idaho has long held our doors open to the 
world. An international perspective serves the educational experience, 
stimulates innovation and discovery, and builds bridges that bring 
valuable understanding and connection.

The recent federal executive order limiting travel from certain 
countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia — may 
have an impact on the ability of some of our community members, 
including students, faculty and staff members, and families, to freely 
enter the United States. Within our Vandal family, we are aware of at 
least 20 students and several faculty and staff who may be impacted by 
this order. We will be reaching out and advising them not to travel 
abroad until we know more about the specific practices that will be 

We remain committed to the core values of inclusion and diversity from 
which we have always drawn great strength. International students, 
faculty and staff members have long been a part of the University of 
Idaho story and reflect our values since our founding on this day 128 
years ago. They remain essential for us to excel as Idaho’s leader in 
research and student success. We respect the extensive and diverse 
community of people from varied backgrounds and beliefs. Diversity 
brings strength to the many parts of our mission — in our classrooms, in 
our laboratories, in our workspaces and wherever we gather to think, 
learn and create.

I share the concerns university officials and others have expressed 
about this recent development, and recognize the effect it can have on 
the educational experiences of our students, the work of our talented 
faculty and staff, and the security and well-being of all those 
affected, while also recognizing the need for following federal 
immigration and travel processes. We anticipate further developments as 
this issue evolves over the coming days and weeks. We will continue to 
watch closely and provide new information as it becomes available.

If you have questions about student issues, please contact Dean of 
Students <http://www.uidaho.edu/current-students> Blaine Eckles at 
208-885-6757. If faculty or staff have questions, please call Susie 
Bender, executive director of International Programs 
<http://www.uidaho.edu/academic-affairs/ipo>, at 208-885-2539.

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