Columbia Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

February 13, 2017

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

Over the past two weeks, we have been working with several other academic institutions (sixteen, including all Ivy League universities) on an amicus brief that was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York challenging the Executive Order regarding immigrants from seven designated countries and refugees.

Among other things, the brief asserts that “safety and security concerns can be addressed in a manner that is consistent with the values America has always stood for, including the free flow of ideas and people across borders and the welcoming of immigrants to our universities.” There will be more to say in the days ahead.


Lee C. Bollinger

Click here to view the full amicus brief.

Click here to learn more about President Bollinger's response to President Trump's recent executive order on immigration.