Visas & Immigration

The Administration should rescind the Executive Order. Congress and the Administration should implement appropriate and effective visa rules and government procedures that sustain science and technology.

Visas & Immigration IconIn response to the recent U.S. executive order on immigration, APS underscores its commitment to the mobility of scientists and open scientific exchange. APS believes these are essential for a successful global scientific enterprise. This commitment is evidenced by previous APS statements and a letter format_pdf to APS members from APS President Laura Greene and CEO Kate Kirby that was issued following the enactment of the executive order. APS recognizes the real and potential effects the order can have on our community and the negative message it sends to our colleagues around the world.

APS also signed on to a multi-society letter format_pdf that expressed that the 182 signing organizations were "deeply concerned that this Executive Order will have a negative impact on the ability of scientists and engineers in industry and academia to enter, or leave from and return to, the United States." The letter goes on to "urge the Administration to rescind the Executive Order."

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