University issues statement regarding executive order

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The University is recommending that students, faculty, staff or dependents who might be affected by President Trump's executive order refrain from travel outside the United States until further notice as "you may be denied reentry into the country," according to a statement signed by University President Jay Gogue and Provost Timothy Boosinger.

"Auburn is an international university," the statement reads. "Students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds strengthen our campus, and we remain committed to fostering an environment that upholds our values of inclusion and diversity."

The University encourages international students, faculty and staff with questions about immigration or H-1B/green cards to contact the Office of International Programs at (334) 844-5001.
Full statement:

Dear Auburn Family:

President Trump on Friday issued an Executive Order regarding immigration that impacts our campus community. We are closely monitoring the situation and will promptly provide updated information as it becomes available and respond to your questions.

We recommend that students, faculty, staff or dependents who might be affected refrain from travel outside of the United States until further notice as you may be denied reentry into the country. We also encourage international students, faculty and staff with questions about immigration or H-1B/green cards to contact the Office of International Programs at (334) 844-5001.

The Association of Public & Land Grant Universities, of which Auburn is a member, is an advocacy group in Washington, DC. Please click here for its statement issued over the weekend.

Auburn is an international university. Students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds strengthen our campus, and we remain committed to fostering an environment that upholds our values of inclusion and diversity.

Jay Gogue
President

Timothy Boosinger
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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