A Survey: How does the Ban affect your science?

“It prohibits the US from being able to advance science, since we recruit the best of the best from around the world. Without these scientists, our science will suffer. From an even broader standpoint, though, no matter the profession of any of these people, they should not be banned from entering the US on the basis of their religion”.Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 9.46.14 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-03-16 at 9.46.07 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-03-16 at 9.45.58 AM.png

“Executive order on immigration ban is an unfair ban as many students and scientists come from all parts of the world including the banned nations. Science should never be politicized. On account of this ban, careers of students and other scientists having legal immigration visas and also those with permanent residency cards are in jeopardy. Investigators will hesitate to hire someone from these nations or continue their employment not because they are not qualified or skilled to do their jobs but because of their nationality. This is highly discriminatory and unhealthy for science. Science should be above religion and politics. I feel helpless and sad for my fellow scientist friends who are directly and indirectly affected by this atrocious and sinister act.”

“This Executive Order is a direct impediment to science and is bad for America. Many students, post-docs, and faculty are non-citizens whose ongoing work will likely suffer from their inability to return to the bench and/or from the heightened fear and anxiety that they may be effectively ejected from the country and the apprehension around what’s coming next. Will this administration stop with these seven Muslim majority countries (certainly awful enough) or expand these restrictions? Will we, the people who work with and care about non-citizens, be suddenly left with empty benches and untended cultures? Will any of us be able to participate in international conferences while this administration is installed? It is an outrage.”

“Inhibits scientific training, recruiting best and brightest and pushing scientific boundaries.”

“It causes excellent scientists to leave the country or stop coming to the country. Many people no longer want to live and work in the U.S. — visa-holders from the affected countries who no longer feel safe and secure in their status; immigrants from other countries who worry about future policy affecting their status; and U.S.-born U.S. citizens like me who are ashamed of their government’s actions and wish to live in a country that better reflects their values.”

“We will loose talent, we will lose ability to interact with the international community, and the psychological effects will reduce productivity. Students unable to return who are paid on grant, could also affect grant performance and so we will also loose grant money down the road.”

“It will impact science in several ways like impeding great scientist from these 7 countries to come to the USA, and increasing stress in international students studying in the USA because we are now afraid to go back home to visit and then not being allowed to come back in to finish our studies.”

“This Executive Order is a direct impediment to science and is bad for America. Many students, post-docs, and faculty are non-citizens whose ongoing work will likely suffer from their inability to return to the bench and/or from the heightened fear and anxiety that they may be effectively ejected from the country and the apprehension around what’s coming next. Will this administration stop with these seven Muslim majority countries (certainly awful enough) or expand these restrictions? Will we, the people who work with and care about non-citizens, be suddenly left with empty benches and untended cultures? Will any of us be able to participate in international conferences while this administration is installed? It is an outrage.”

“It’s absurd that a scientist from one of the countries above would not be able to travel to the U.S. Additionally, preventing refugees and immigrants from coming to this country takes away their ability to go into science in the U.S.”

“It is absolutely detrimental to the scientific community. Scientific research is a global community. Scientists travel the world to research at different institutions. This ban makes it difficult for some of the brightest minds in the world to come to the US to research and makes those who are already here scared to leave.”

“Very negatively: in obvious ways like obstructing the flow of researchers and ideas between arbitrary national borders, but also in more insidious ways by fostering an isolationist spirit within the scientific community where researchers’ work is dictated by who they _can_ collaborate with, not who they want to work with or who is best qualified.”

“I don’t think it’s particularly bad for science, but it’s just bad overall, and against the spirit of America.”

“Inhibits collaboration, directly affects labs, may affect US institutions important to science.”

“It is make an already jittery science community feel more under attack. Science research is a global enterprise and it affects our ability collaborate or have access to scientific experts across the world.”

“This ban is affecting science and American society by 1- preventing talented researcher to come to work in USA, 2- allowing racism and foreign fear to spread across the country”.

“Not only is it keeping promising scientists and clinicians from entering the US, other countries are beginning to boycott events in the US (ex: scientific conferences are being boycotted by many people from other countries because of the ban)”.

“Academia would be the one of the most critically and badly affected sectors because foreign immigrant scientists have been an essential soil for the great achievement.”

“This ban will prevent free exchange of knowledge and scientific training between the US and foreign countries. Exchange of knowledge and training is really important for scientific growth”.

“Inhibits scientific training, recruiting best and brightest and pushing scientific boundaries.”

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