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AADR Joins Amicus Brief Opposing ICE's July 6 Directive on International Student Visas

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research and 15 other scientific societies joined the American Physical Society amicus brief pledging support for the lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to block new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) visa rules that bar international students taking online-only courses from residing in the United States.

The brief was filed on Monday, July 13, 2020 with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Like AADR, the scientific societies that joined the amicus brief have international student members who hold F-1 visas and are directly affected by the ICE modifications. The societies argue in the brief that the rescission will harm students, academic institutions and the reputation of the United States.

“AADR has voiced its opposition to the modifications in the ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program since they were first announced,” said AADR President Mark Herzberg. “AADR values the contributions of international students to our organization and the scientific community. These highly capable individuals propel science and research forward and AADR will continue to speak out against policies that do them harm.”

View a PDF of this press release here.

About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 3,100 individual members in the United States, dedicated to driving dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being through discovery and dissemination. The AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). 

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