The AUA is concerned about the uncertainty that the U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Immigration may be causing our international members and colleagues. The AUA represents more than 22,000 members from more than 100 countries and is a strong advocate for international collaboration, information exchange and education. For more than a century, the AUA has worked diligently to foster education, research and the advancement of patient care globally. Inclusion and diversity are pillars of our Society. It is our desire to continue to collaborate and build bridges of friendship with all corners of the globe that will foster progress in urologic care. Our commitment to our members and their patients, wherever they reside, is unwavering.
UPDATE: On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order on Immigration, revoking his original January 27 order.
This new order suspends entry into the United States for only non-visa holders from the following six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen; however, no longer suspends entry into the United States by Iraqi citizens, green card holders or visa holders from the above six mentioned countries.
This new order will go into effect on March 16. For the most up-to-date information about international travel to the U.S., visit www.travel.state.gov.
You can also access additional information and resources from the International Visitors Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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