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American Mathematical Society

Statement on Immigration
(as adopted by the April 2017 Council)

The Council reaffirms its policy on immigration, adopted in March of 1997.

Mathematical sciences profit enormously from unfettered contact between colleagues from all over the world. The United States is a destination of choice for international students who wish to study mathematics; the US annually hosts many conferences attracting global participation. Our nation's position of leadership in mathematics depends critically upon open scientific borders. We urge our colleagues to support efforts to maintain the international collegiality, openness, and exchange that strengthens the vitality of the mathematics community, to the benefit of our nation and the world.