President David Angel speaking - Clark University

President's Office


Immigration Executive Order

January 28, 2017

As you may have seen in the news media, President Trump signed an executive order Friday, January 27, 2017 impacting immigration. The order suspends immigrant and non-immigrant entry into the U.S. by foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. We strongly suggest that you defer any travel outside of the United States if you are a citizen of any of these countries, regardless of your U.S. immigration status.

Clark is prepared to support our students, scholars, faculty and staff who might be affected by the executive order. The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is reaching out specifically to the students and scholars who may be directly impacted. The ISSO is also monitoring the situation carefully and is a resource for community members who have questions regarding their immigration status. Please feel free to contact either Patricia Doherty at or Amanda Connolly at

Clark University will join with professional associations and other groups in condemning these unwelcome and counter-productive restrictions on entry to the United States by students and scholars. These restrictions negatively impact our core mission of scholarship and teaching, and undermine our capacity to learn from each other within a diverse and global community.