Statement in Response to Latest Trump Administration Immigration BanMarch 8, 2017 at 10:17 am
This week U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued a new executive order imposing a ban on immigrants and refugees from select, Muslim dominated countries. The ATS opposed the initial ban and remains very concerned about the potential impact this new measure will have on the scientists, researchers, and clinicians wishing to visit the United States. The ATS has always welcomed people of all nationalities and religious beliefs, as members, contributors to its journals, to its International Conference and in joint collaborations. It is critical that this open exchange of ideas and knowledge continues, for the mutual benefit of our colleagues in the pulmonary, critical care and sleep fields of medicine and, most importantly, for the patients we all serve.