University’s History Department Signs Petition to Condemn Trump Immigration Executive Order

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From the New University, the official campus newspaper at the University of California-Irvine:

Nearly 60 faculty, staff, and graduate students of the History Department at UCI signed a statement on condemning the executive order issued by President Trump on Jan. 27 which suspends the resettlement of refugees and bans entry to nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The statement, written by a group of concerned faculty, calls upon UCI, UCOP, the Regents, Legislature and Governor of California to “refuse to abide by, acquiesce to, or otherwise aid in the enforcement of this or similar executive orders and policies.” In addition, petitioners urge UCI’s administration to “engage in all feasible efforts to press the Trump administration to rescind the order immediately” and “do all in their power to protect faculty, staff and students who have been directly affected.”