UMass President Marty Meehan shares a thought with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney during recent Harbor Place ceremonies in Haverhill. (WHAV News photograph.)
The University of Massachusetts says President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning entry of citizens from seven foreign countries, caused two UMass Dartmouth faculty to be detained at Logan Airport Saturday despite being lawful permanent residents of the U.S.
International Students and Scholars offices, assisted by other staff from across the university’s five campuses, is working to connect with students, faculty and staff affected by this action and determine how to assist them.
“We are deeply disheartened by this alarming action that has violated the rights of members of the UMass community and many others. This is not the country we promised to them when we invited them to study, teach and conduct research here,” said UMass President Marty Meehan in a statement Sunday.
UMass Lowell is currently constructing a business incubator, or “innovation hub,” at Harbor Place in downtown Haverhill.
UMass, which is comprised of 100,000 students, faculty and staff, is an international research university that “extends the promise of American public higher education to thousands of international students and attracts faculty members from across the globe,” Meehan said.
“We are honored that these international students and scholars choose UMass. They enrich our campuses and communities by providing a fullness of perspectives that helps fulfill our mission of research and public service benefiting the Commonwealth.”