Thursday, February 2, 2017

ACE and 46 Other Associations Write Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly - ACE

​ACE and 46 other higher education associations sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), John F. Kelly, that offered assistance with the challenges the department faces in connection with international students, faculty and scholars at U.S. institutions of higher education. The letter notes that the roughly one million international students that attend U.S. colleges and universities add to this country’s intellectual and cultural vibrancy, and they also yield an estimated economic impact of $32.8 billion and support 400,000 U.S. jobs, according to recent estimates. However, the letter also notes that steps intended to protect national security may inadvertently hamper these exchanges, potentially depriving the country of one of its best tools for global scientific and economic preeminence and extending democratic values and cultural understanding throughout the world.

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