Oklahoma State University issues statement on immigration ban

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 04:05:16-05

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Following President Trump's executive order on an immigration ban, Oklahoma State University President, Burns Hargis, issued a statement.

Read the full statement below:

"Oklahoma State University is concerned about the recent executive order restricting re-entry into the United States for citizens of certain countries. The order has created confusion as well as anxiety throughout our country and on our campus. Many of our faculty, staff and students come from across the globe. International diversity provides perspectives, experiences and opportunities that enrich the classroom experiences at our university and prepare our students to work in a global community. 

"Our international student center will be reaching out to international students, faculty and staff who may be affected by this order. We will work with our legal advisors and our Oklahoma political leaders to determine our options to support our international community at Oklahoma State.  

"As President of Oklahoma State, I encourage all to work together in support of our international community, which through the years has greatly enhanced the OSU land-grant mission and our campus experience."

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