We are deeply concerned about the Administration’s new immigration directive that will limit the ability of qualified students and scholars to begin or continue their studies in the United States. This is a misguided effort that will only harm talented young people and the colleges and universities that are vital to our society.
Every year, thousands of students come to Duke from around the world to learn, conduct research, and take part in campus life. In this uncertain moment, we are committed to providing our international students the opportunity to begin and complete their education at Duke -- because we believe that it aligns with our mission to train leaders for the global community, because we recognize the vitality that a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds brings to our campus, and because we seek to foster a welcoming community of learners that reflects the shared challenges and aspirations our increasingly connected world.
We will continue to support our international students through these challenging times, and will work with the higher education community to advocate for policies that open doors, not close them.