On November 22, 2017, USC joined 30 other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in connection with Presidential Proclamation No. 9645, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats,” issued September 24, 2017.
From the brief’s argument summary:
Amici have long recognized the importance of attracting international students, faculty, staff, and scholars. International scholars and faculty share important insights about conditions, traditions, and cultural values and practices in their nations. Their work leads to critical advancements across all disciplines, from science and technology to arts and letters, often through cross-border collaborations that enhance their teaching and research. International students study here and return home as leaders in business, medicine, politics, and other fields. The benefits of international diversity in American higher education thus inure not only to amici themselves, but to the country and indeed the world.
The brief can be read in its entirety here.