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Responding to the executive order on travel restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens from six countries is currently being challenged in court.

Below are a list of the public statements ARVO has made in opposing the ban, as well as information for ARVO members to contact their representatives to oppose the executive order.

ARVO's responses

Read ARVO's Statement on Diversity and Open Scientific Exchange

ARVO statement on the executive order
ARVO issued a statement to the original travel ban on Feb. 1, in which we described our concerns about the impact the travel restrictions will have on the free exchange of knowledge among our members and scientists in all fields around the globe. ARVO stands by that statement in the face of the revised executive order, which we also call upon the administration to rescind.
Read the statement

Intersociety letter opposing the executive order
ARVO is among 164 of the nation’s leading scientific, engineering and academic organizations who sent an intersociety letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the recent executive order on immigration and visas.
Read the letter

Intersociety letter opposing additional visa questions
ARVO joined with multiple organizations to oppose proposed supplemental questions to the U.S. visa application process.
View the letter


How can members respond? 

Contact your legislators 
U.S. residents can use this tool to contact your local representatives urging them to stand against the executive order.

Contact your local representatives

Social media can be a powerful advocacy tool. Access the list of Twitter accounts for all U.S. Congressmen and Senators.
Find your Congressional Representative on Twitter 
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Stay up-to-date by connecting with us via social media and the members-only ARVOConnect online community

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