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Policy Statement on Immigration

WHEREAS the American Mathematical Society recognizes the great value of international contacts to the mathematics of this country and the world and;

WHEREAS hospitality to foreign nationals has played a large and increasing role in making such contacts, and is fostered by all major universities;

BE IT RESOLVED that the American Mathematical Society deplores the announced intent of the "Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996" to restrict visits by foreign nationals;

The Council directs the AMS President and AMS Staff to work with other professional societies and with US universities and colleges in an effort to change or challenge the provisions of Section 641 of this act.

Adopted by the Council in March 1997 so as to speak in the name of the Society