President Mroz Issues Statement on Immigration
CNN is reporting the Trump administration is planning to roll out a revised executive order on immigration as early as this week.
In anticipation of the administration's revised federal executive order regarding immigration, University President Glenn Mroz has issued the following statement:
"Michigan Tech strives to grow as a global technological university that inspires students, advances knowledge and innovates to create a sustainable, just and prosperous world. Students, faculty and staff have joined our community from all across America and nearly 60 countries around the globe.
"We work to bring many of the best and brightest people from all over the world to our state and nation to take advantage of the educational opportunities we can offer. We are also grateful for what these individuals from different countries bring to this community, state and nation. The people who choose America bring, intellect, culture, creativity, their worldview and friendship. They help us understand that creativity, intellect and compassion span the globe.
"So we celebrate and support with one voice the values of creating possibility, inspiring scholarship and building community. We value our freedom to be open and welcoming to the world. We celebrate our common interests in developing, applying, managing and communicating science and technology. Together, we know the value of safety; it is important to us all. It’s why many of us traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles to get here.
"Safety, compassion and respect are a stabilizing force — they enable us to be proactive and productive. So we support efforts to keep our country safe while at the same time being open to the people of the world who choose America — those who enrich our lives as they share their lives with us."
The new order is expected to address concerns of the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court, which blocked the original Jan. 27 order.