A Statement by the CCNP
As an organization that embraces diversity and inclusiveness, the CCNP joins many national and international scientific organizations in supporting the scientists and students victimized by the White House executive order that seeks to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA. Thousands of students and colleagues from diverse countries, cultural, and religious backgrounds benefit from highly stimulating education and research environments in North America. Many of them adopt North America to develop highly productive professional or research careers. Others return to their countries and contribute to their development, thus making the world a better and safer place for all. Travel bans hamper these constructive and beneficial scientific exchanges between nations, and can only make our world more divided and dangerous. The CCNP strongly believes that science transcends divisions based on all kinds of stereotypes, and invites the construction of a reality based on facts, and facts alone, for the benefit of humankind. It is a fact that open science, through the free circulation of students, researchers, ideas, data, and discovery, is now a major engine for the advancement of humankind. Any hindrance to such advancement must be vigorously opposed by the scientific community and, hopefully, will be.
The CAN and SfN have also released their statements about the immigration executive order on their websites:
Statement from CAN-ACN
Statement from SfN