We find these draconian measures to have little to do with public health, especially as they impact students who have never left the country since the pandemic began.
Rather, they are an extension of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policies on immigration.
Attacking DACA and TPSIncreasing costs for immigrantsThis new ruling is yet another attack that targets the most vulnerable in our global communities.
It is also a direct assault on universities, which are seen by the administration (correctly) as institutional obstacles to the ideology of white nationalism.
We will certainly do everything we can to protect international students, faculty, and staff at the University of Connecticut.