Statement on executive order

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January 29, 2017

MIT AeroAstro statement on US administration's immigration order

The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics adds its concern to those expressed by many others regarding the executive order that indiscriminately bans individuals of selected countries from entering the United States. For more than 100 years our department has welcomed faculty, researchers, students, and staff from around the world. Many have adopted the United States as their home, enriching American lives through landmark aerospace research, innovation, and entrepreneurship; while offering devotion to our democracy and freedoms.

The AeroAstro community welcomes all people who make America strong through diversity, inclusion, and intellect, no matter where they come from. We fervently oppose any efforts to exclude those pursuing safety, humanity, and a society to which they will contribute and in which they will flourish. We encourage you to stand with the Institute and with those in need of our friendship and help.