USU president releases letter following Trump immigration ban

LOGAN – President Donald Trump’s ban that prevents citizens of seven different countries from entering the United States could affect some Utah State University students. University President Noelle Cockett released a letter Monday afternoon that was posted to the school’s website and emailed to USU students, faculty and staff.

Citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen cannot currently enter the country for 90 days. Those from Syria are banned indefinitely.

She warned foreign nationals from the affected countries not to travel outside the United States and encourages those with travel concerns to schedule an appointment with a USU immigration advisor. She said USU is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

“The talent, perspective, and culture of our international students, faculty, and staff strengthen and enrich our teaching, research, and outreach programs,” she wrote. “We will not tolerate discrimination and harassment in the USU academic environment and workplace.”

The complete letter can be read at this <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>link</a>.

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