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AAA Voices Concerns About Proposed Visa Vetting Plan

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May 20, 2017

AAA has joined dozens of scientific and academic groups in raising concerns and urging the State Department to provide additional details about a proposed rule that would subject tens of thousands of visa applicants deemed to warrant more stringent scrutiny to additional vetting procedures.

In a May 18 letter to the State Department and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, the organizations cautioned that the rule would blunt scientific and academic collaborations, discourage foreign students from seeking to study and participate in research projects in the United States, prompt “existing and potential partners and students” to choose to engage with other countries and damage U.S. competitiveness.

Read the full letter (PDF). 


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