Simons Foundation statement on executive order on visas and immigration
9 February 2017
As an organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge, the Simons Foundation stands united with the scientists and institutions we support in their opposition to the recently announced executive order on visas and immigration to the United States from seven Middle Eastern countries.
The world, and most notably our nation, has benefited greatly from the free flow of people and ideas across national borders, particularly in science, but more generally in all aspects of human endeavor. The executive order flies in the face of such productive interactions and is contrary to everything that makes America great.