Several universities across the country (52 and counting) are uniting to hold concurrent rallies at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 9, in a pledge of solidarity with immigrants and refugees who are affected by the recent immigration ban enacted by President Trump's executive order.
We invite you to join the rally being held by members of the Johns Hopkins community, at either the Homewood campus or the East Baltimore campus.
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Homewood campus (in front of the Eisenhower Library/the Beach) and East Baltimore campus (in front of the Armstrong Building)
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The nature of this rally:
On Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order enacting a 90-day suspension of visas and other immigration benefits to all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This policy has directly affected many of our colleagues: students, staff, and faculty members. These colleagues cannot travel abroad for academic conferences or research activities. Moreover, they cannot leave the U.S. to visit their families, and their families cannot visit them in the U.S. This order also restricts the number of refugee visas granted and denies admission of Syrian refugees to the U.S. These are fellow humans who are fleeing war zones and persecution, and are inflicted with a tremendous amount of anguish.
By attending this rally we wish to stand strong next to all those affected and express our solidarity, while voicing our objection against what we believe is an unjust order by President Trump.
Organizers of the Academics United—Resist the Immigration Ban rally
A group of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses