Statement from the University of the Incarnate Word

January 31, 2017

San Antonio - The University of the Incarnate Word is a leader in international education. Our students come from across the world. It is our mission, as a Catholic institution, to welcome to our community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good. Our international programs have always adhered to federal regulations regarding such programs and our international students and employees have been integral members of our community for decades. Despite the recent executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the immigration and travel of individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries, we will continue to stand by all our students and employees and will respectfully refuse to share the immigration status of those in our community. Regardless of country of origin, all of our students and employees are valuable members of our community contributing to the search for truth, thoughtful innovation, care of the environment, community service, and social justice. We pray for a society of tolerance, acceptance and kindness to people of all nationalities and religions.



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