Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt, Cmu React to Executive Order on Immigration

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt, Cmu React to Executive Order on Immigration

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Officials from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University released statements in reaction to President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States.

The order was already in effect Saturday as people coming into the U.S. from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia were being detained at airports throughout the country.

"[Friday], the president signed an executive order on immigration that has the potential to significantly impact our university community," Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said.

"The University of Pittsburgh has always viewed education and research as a global enterprise - one that is a vital part of our mission. Because of this, our vibrant community includes students, faculty, visiting scholars, family members and staff with ties to the countries covered by Friday's executive order. …

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