“This executive order will jeopardize the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have already gone through a lengthy visa process, and have legally entered the United States as students, workers, or even permanent residents, such as green card holders. This is obviously profiling and discriminating against people based on their ethnicity and birthplace. It was not hate and prejudice against others that made America great. It was science and technology, compassion, diversity and inclusiveness, and good moral values that made America great.”
– Soroush Aslani, an assistant professor at UW-Whitewater and Іranian native.
“I am not sure how a scientific researcher like myself can be compared to a tеrrоrіst. The ill conceived Executive Order will have a long-term negative impact on all of us. Today we have been told we are not welcome. Tomorrow we will be treated like outcasts. All we want to do is conduct our research work in peace, for the benefit of this great country, and the rest of humanity. Apparently, that is too much to ask.”
Azadeh Bashiri, a PhD candidate at UW-Milwaukee and also an Іranian citizen.