Eisgruber, other university presidents ask President Trump to 'rectify or rescind' immigration order

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
by Office of Communications

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and 47 other American college and university presidents today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to "rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country's borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world." "If left in place," the letter says, "the order threatens both American higher education and the defining principles of our country."

The letter was initially drafted by Eisgruber and University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann.

Read the full text of the letter.