NAFSA leaders renew commitment to diversity and inclusion

At the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Washington Leadership Meeting (WLM 2017), education leaders reaffirm commitment to globally engaged citizens, diversity and inclusion.

NAFSA’s Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer released an official statement on January 31, 2017 in response to Trump Administration’s executive order banning U.S. entry of thoroughly vetted refugees and citizens from seven nations in the Middle East and Africa.

“To the students, scholars, doctors, refugees, family members, and others who wonder if the United States has lost its commitment to its core values as a nation of freedom, opportunity, and welcome, let me unequivocally state that American citizens will not tolerate policies such as these that undermine our values and endanger our safety. We understand that America is part of the global community, and we will raise our voices with Congress, with the White House, with the media, and in the communities to continue to adhere to the principles that have always made us strongest.”  Read the full statement here.

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