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UHart Shares Message of Support for International Students

July 13, 2020
Submitted By: Meagan Fazio

The following statement was posted on June 14. The Trump Administration has since rescinded the regulation.

The University of Hartford stands with all international students impacted by new federal restrictions that would force them to leave the U.S. if higher education moves to a fully online format. These students have faced many challenges due to the pandemic but they remain dedicated to completing their education. Potentially denying them the opportunity to remain in the U.S. to finish their classes is quite simply unjust.

The regulation is in direct contradiction to our Values Statement, which states in part:

Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.

The University of Hartford is home to nearly 500 international students. They are our classmates, friends, and colleagues who make immeasurable contributions to the University, our state, and our country. Our International Center is in touch with these students to provide support, guidance, and information. As a University, we support Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont in announcing action to oppose the Administration’s cruel and unnecessary proposal.