UE, USI react to Trump immigration order
Leaders of the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana have issued statements expressing concern over President Trump’s immigration order.
A news release from UE says the university draws its strength from the “broad diversity” of its students, staff, and faculty, and the executive order – quotes -- “contradicts the values of openness and inclusion.”
UE enrolls students from 51 countries, including Syria, Somalia, and Iran – which are among the 7 countries affected by the presidential order.
The release says UE will do everything in its power to protect students’ right to work and study at UE.
USI's statement, signed by President Linda Bennett, assured students, faculty and staff that officials are following developments with "deep concern for the well-being of our community and our nation."
Bennett’s statement says the coming days and weeks will bring “clarification and additional executive, court, and congressional action."
Bennett urged the community to remain “vigilant and well informed."
USI has two Libyan students and one Yemeni faculty member on campus.