UD, Goldey-Beacom, Widener react to Trump immigration order


The University of Delaware has advised students affected by travel restrictions from President Donald Trump’s executive order.

The letter, signed by UD President Dennis Assanis and top administrators strongly urged those affected by the order listing nations such as Somalia, to not travel outside the U.S., at least for the time being. (See letter below).

UD and other institutions stopped short of criticizing Trump’s executive order. (See letter below).


Gary Wirt, president of Goldey-Beacom College, Pike Creek, made the following statement on the executive order.

“At present, we have few students from the nations listed in the order so it should have a small impact on our future recruitment of international students. If our nation is eventually seen globally as unfriendly or hostile to internationals, it could have an even greater impact in nations not listed in the executive order. We are watching and monitoring.”

Widener University, Upland PA, which operates the Delaware Law School in north Wilmington, also issued the letter below from its president. Wilmington University did not respond to a request for comment,

Widener statement

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