On Jan. 29, UCOP issued the statement below addressing the executive order that temporarily restricts entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share the concerns expressed by President Napolitano and the chancellors.
To my knowledge, no UC ANR academics have been detained. However, the travel restrictions could deter UC ANR members from the affected countries from traveling outside the U.S. to events that may be important to their work. It may also cause uneasiness among work-visa holders and green-card holders and I want to reassure you that you have our support.
If you have any questions about traveling, contact Tina Jordan or Karen Ellsworth in Academic HR. If you are going out of state and haven't booked the trip through Connexxus, please register for travel insurance and travel emergency services.
Part of what makes UC ANR so effective in research and outreach is the diversity of our backgrounds and the ideas that we all bring. I value and support all members of our UC ANR community.
UC statement on President Trump's executive order
On Jan. 29, President Napolitano and the UC chancellors issued the following statement:
We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts the ability of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the UC community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.
While maintaining the security of the nation's visa system is critical, this executive order is contrary to the values we hold dear as leaders of the University of California. The UC community, like universities across the country, has long been deeply enriched by students, faculty, and scholars from around the world, including the affected countries, coming to study, teach, and research. It is critical that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars, scientists, and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.
We are committed to supporting all members of the UC community who are impacted by this executive action.
President Janet Napolitano
University of California
Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
University of California, Berkeley
Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter
University of California, Davis
Chancellor Howard Gillman
University of California, Irvine
Chancellor Gene Block
University of California, Los Angeles
Chancellor Dorothy Leland
University of California, Merced
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
University of California, Riverside
Chancellor Pradeep Khosla
University of California, San Diego
Chancellor Sam Hawgood
University of California, San Francisco
Chancellor Henry T. Yang
University of California, Santa Barbara
Chancellor George R. Blumenthal
University of California, Santa Cruz