Oppose Unfair Visa Revocations

University Administrators

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In reaction to reports that the Trump administration has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and scholars, academic workers from UAW unions across the US are calling on our universities to take steps to protect international researchers. From the details that are available, it is clear that the Trump administration’s enforcement of this rule is more about targeting and scapegoating international scholars than protecting sensitive intellectual property.

All affected individuals deserve due process. This is why we are calling on our University administrations to:

  • Continue paying the targeted individuals despite their visa revocations, so they are not rendered destitute by allegations that might be political.

  • Provide legal resources so our colleagues can adequately defend themselves.

  • Create a rapid-response task force composed of international students and scholars to support international employees and advise university administration.

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To: University Administrators
From: Cora Bergantinos

In reaction to reports that the Trump administration has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and scholars, academic workers from UAW unions across the US are calling on our universities to take steps to protect international researchers. From the details that are available, it is clear that the Trump administration’s enforcement of this rule is more about targeting and scapegoating international scholars than protecting sensitive intellectual property.

All affected individuals deserve due process. This is why we are calling on our University administrations to:

Continue paying the targeted individuals despite their visa revocations, so they are not rendered destitute by allegations that might be political.

Provide legal resources so our colleagues can adequately defend themselves.

Create a rapid-response task force composed of international students and scholars to support international employees and advise university administration.