Statement from Chancellor Rebecca Blank in support of non-immigrant visas

Chancellor Rebecca Blank released the following statement in response to an executive order on non-immigrant visas:

International employees, scholars and students are valued and important members of our community. They contribute to scientific discoveries and inventions that benefit our country’s health and well-being; they also provide significant educational support to undergraduates.

The executive order issued Monday that restricts future non-immigrant visas will seriously damage the innovation that drives U.S. economic growth as well as harming UW–Madison students, scholars and the university as a whole. Visas affected include H-1B and some J-1 visas (though research scholars, short term scholars and professors are not impacted).

Read the full story originally published by UW News.