Penn Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration

This morning, the University of Pennsylvania joined with Ivy Plus and other research universities from across the country in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration. The brief was filed in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York.
The brief contends that the executive order impedes amici’s goals of “educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.”

“Because amici seek to educate future leaders from nearly every continent, attract the
world’s best scholars, faculty, and students, and work across international borders, they rely on the ability to welcome international students, faculty, and scholars into their communities. The Executive Order at issue in this case threatens that ability, and creates significant hardship for amici’s valued international students, faculty, and scholars.”
In addition to Penn, the brief was signed by Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and Yale University.
A link to the amicus brief can be found here.