Simmons University is deeply concerned by the guidance issued by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which targets international students and creates more instability in an already difficult time. Simmons, along with higher education institutions across this country, has been working hard to develop plans that allow students to continue to pursue their educations uninterrupted this fall while prioritizing health and safety.
The 1.1 million international students in the United States, including those at Simmons, play a crucial role on our campuses and in our communities – enriching all of us with their significant cultural, economic and social contributions. They have sacrificed much to pursue their education in this country and like all of our students, share a passion for social justice and the desire to use their talents and skills for good.
Simmons was founded on the principles of integrity and inclusion, and we stand with the institutions who are challenging this guidance. We are proud to be one of 180 institutions that have signed an amicus brief in support of rescinding the guidance, which has been filed in federal district court. We are also continuing to work with our international students individually to ensure they can continue to access a high-quality Simmons education during and beyond this public health emergency.
For questions, please reach out to our preparedness team.