A Special Edition: Coverage and Updates on the Immigration Ban

In this special edition, we discuss the impact and implications of the Executive Order on Immigration issued on January 27th 2017. A revised version of the order was issued by President Trump on March 6th 2017 that restricted the travel of immigrants and non-immigrants to the U.S. from six-countries. As of yesterday, March 15th 2017, Federal Judge Watson issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban from taking effect today.

       Here we give you a glimpse of the direct impact on our community and implications for universities, academic exchange programs, and research faculties as well as larger issues of international conventions, constitutional law, values, and norms. The content and views in this newsletter by various writers and commenters are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Pennsylvania in its entirety. The stories and survey summaries are published unedited and each surveyor has commented on his/her personal capacity.

 Here is the complete Special Edition:  https://goo.gl/igFhQRScreen Shot 2017-03-21 at 11.40.58 AM.png

This edition includes:

Executive Authority: What is it? https://goo.gl/MW51m0

President Trump Immigration Ban 101: https://goo.gl/YvqmmL

How does the Ban affect our Scientific Community? 

-Rabe’e Cheheltani’s Story: https://goo.gl/BjIrUa

-A Survey: https://goo.gl/VyqcIW

-Personal Stories: https://goo.gl/8eVaPL

How To Talk To Your Friends And Family About The Immigration Ban: https://goo.gl/vxvL2k

List of Resources at University of Pennsylvania: https://goo.gl/nXVOS9

Please do visit https://bpcnewsletter.wordpress.com/ for additional information or if you have any comments. The weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, or strategies of University of Pennsylvania. This forum is open to all members of the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated universities as well as scientific communities in and around Pennsylvania.


Nehal R. Solanki Patel

Editor-in-Chief, Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) Newsletter

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia



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