Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

CPSA Statement on US Executive Order (Immigration) 

The Canadian Political Science Association is deeply concerned with the executive order that was issued on Friday, January 27, 2017. The executive order bans entry into the United States for 90 days for travelers with citizenship from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen and bans travelers from Syria indefinitely.

Academic freedom is fostered through the exchange of knowledge and relies on conference travel, workshop participation, research partnerships, and conducting field work. This order has serious and immediate consequences for faculty and students travelling to the United States. Those who are denied entry now face strong barriers to pursuing their work. Our membership is diverse and includes faculty and students who are residents, refugees, dual citizens, and international students. These members make valuable contributions to their universities and the discipline of political science. The CPSA affirms its commitment to academic freedom and joins Universities Canada and the American Association of Universities in requesting that this ban "end as quickly as possible."

Queen's University Principal's Statement: Canadian values, Queen’s values

APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"

ASN statement regarding the Executive Order Restricting Travel

ISA statement regarding the Executive Order on Travel Ban​