American Sociological Association

Science Community Response to Proposed Visa Changes

May 19, 2017

ASA signed on to a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science expressing our concerns regarding the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2017. While scientific societies appreciate and support the need to secure our nation and its citizens from individuals who seek to do us and our interests harm. we caution that this security need should be balanced with the need to remain open to those pursuing academic study and scientific research. Academic and scientific exchange fuels the innovations essential to strengthening the U.S. economy and improving the lives of U.S. citizens. Read the letter here.

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