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Modern Languages Association Delegate Assembly Resolution on Muslim ban

The following is a statement issued by the Modern Languages Association (MLA) with regards to certain decisions made by the current Trump administration:

Emergency Resolution 2018-2

  1. Whereas the United States Supreme Court has upheld a portion of the Trump administration’s executive order, popularly known as the Muslim ban, barring entry into the United States by most citizens of Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea and some citizens of Venezuela;

  2. Whereas this ban threatens students, faculty members, and scholars who are not citizens of the United States but who are living in or contemplating travel to the United States;

  3. Whereas the xenophobia, racism, religious bigotry, and nativism accompanying the travel ban not only increase the precarity of non-tenure-track faculty members, international and refugee students and faculty members, and undocumented students but also rationalize enhanced surveillance and repression of minority groups—for example, those labeled black identity extremists;

  4. Be it resolved that the MLA condemns the Muslim ban and any additional attempts by the United States government to target demographic groups on the basis of religion, race, or nationality.

Additional information can be obtained here.

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