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Executive order on 7-nation ban: A statement from the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo are deeply concerned by the United States government's Executive Order banning travel to the USA for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, banning all refugees for 120 days and suspending the arrival of Syrian refugees indefinitely. We support and endorse the statement made by our colleagues in the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto, and that made by the President of the University of Waterloo. As explained in the University of Waterloo's statement, "We expect that there will be questions and potential issues raised for visiting academics, researchers and students who may be impacted. For these, please contact: Jeff Casello, Graduate Studies; Yanick Charbonneau, Office of General Counsel; Ray Darling, Registrar.

For students on a co-op term or contemplating one or those on an exchange, and potentially impacted, please contact: Peggy Jarvie, Co-operative Education and Career Action; Ian Rowlands, Waterloo International.

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