Order threatens their ability to educate ‘tomorrow’s leaders from around the world’, say schools
By Harriet Agerholm
Harvard, Yale and Stanford are among 17 elite universities that have launched a legal challenge to Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations entering the US, saying it has “serious and chilling implications”.
The schools said the ban threatened their ability to attract international students and academics they needed to “meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world”.
They filed the papers on Monday in a New York federal court in support of an existing lawsuit.
The government has argued the case should be dropped since no one was in custody.
First posted on independent.co.uk