Annenberg Faculty Statement in Support of International Students

Walnut Street entrance to the Annenberg School

In light of ICE’s recent decision to take action against international student visa holders attending schools using online instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to express the support of the Annenberg faculty to being an inclusive and global academic community.

We are a school made stronger by our international students, faculty, and staff, and the modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) undermine our ability to keep our community strong and safe in these unprecedented times. We recognize this is only one in a series of actions aimed at intimidating and constraining international and immigrant communities and their opportunities in this country.

To the international students in our community, we support you, will listen to your concerns, and will act to safeguard your place in our community. We will also work with the school and university administration to do whatever we can to advocate for your education here at Annenberg.