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We stand with our international students and scholars

NOTE: The information below was accurate at the time of posting. For the most up-to-date information about this issue, please visit the Office of Global Affairs site.

Today’s Supreme Court decision does not in any way diminish our pledge to our community, here in Washington and across the globe, to remain a welcoming, inclusive and supportive place for people of every faith and nationality. We will continue to do all we can to support the members of our community. We are still working to understand the implications of this ruling for our community members from the affected countries. The Office of Global Affairs will continue to provide updates and you should consult International Student Services and Academic HR for individual guidance.

The values of cultural exchange and engagement are fundamental to our University. They are also essential to sustaining our nation’s innovative and economic competitiveness as we vie for the world’s most talented and creative minds. This ruling must not be the last word.

Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in his concurring opinion that it is now up to the other branches of government to step forward to ensure “that our Government remains committed always to the liberties the Constitution seeks to preserve and protect, so that freedom extends outward, and lasts.” The UW stands ready to work with Congress on legislation that will restore the openness we believe in and that is vital to our educational mission.