Hundreds March on UA Campus in Protest of Immigration Ban
University of Alabama students today joined the many protests being held across the country in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.
The President's executive order temporarily suspends immigration for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Hundreds took part in a silent march that began at noon Tuesday at Denny Chimes in support of the 37 UA students and 2 UA staff members that are being directly impacted by the recent order.
In a press release, UA President Stuart Bell said,
Our state and our nation have benefited immensely from the global intellect and engagement offered through our institutions of higher education. Our international faculty, students and researchers provide quantifiable value to all of us through their respective fields, impacting our lives in countless ways – from health care and technology invention, to culture and the arts, and to our economy.
The University of Alabama reaffirms that we welcome and value our community from across the globe. We are offering support to our international faculty, students and researchers for their continued success and well-being in light of the recent Executive Order.
If you are a UA student and being directly impacted by these developments, contact the International Student and Scholar Services Office at 205-348-5402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.