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Demand President Ray Watts Back International Students

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As members of the UAB family we, the signed, strive to foster communication among cultures. We have always held collaboration, excellence and achievement, community involvement, and diversity and inclusion as some of our most core values. UAB will commit to supporting its international and immigrant students. Here at UAB we are one family, and the oppression of our brothers and sisters is an oppression on our community as a whole.

As one of the most diverse universities in the country it is our duty to stand united as a symbol to the nation and the world.
Pursuant to our firm belief that diversity improves results, we students ask that UAB honor and continue its commitment to its diverse body of students by assuring immigrant students that their status will not be released.

We ask this in wake of President Trump's executive order with regards to immigrants and refugees in which he states that he plans to “suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest”. Our steadfast dedication to our diversity in the classroom, research facilities, hospitals, and communities is what sets UAB apart and ahead of other universities.

It is imperative for the UAB administration to back the immigrant community at UAB and to pledge to not release information on immigration status of its students, faculty or staff.

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