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Statement from Louisiana Tech President Les Guice re: Executive Order on Immigration

The Louisiana Tech campus is home to a unique community of people who use their cultural and life experiences to educate and enrich those around them. From the classrooms and labs to the campus grounds to the residence halls, our university is a place where everyone should feel safe enough to share ideas so that together, we can build a better tomorrow for all. In working and living together, Louisiana Tech essentially becomes a “hometown” to students from every corner of the globe.

As a result of the President’s recent executive order on immigration, many of our international students are facing uncertainties and restrictions in their ability to travel to Louisiana Tech to begin or continue their studies. In light of this situation, I want all our international students, especially those from nations identified in the executive order, to know that Louisiana Tech is united and unwavering in its commitment to them, and will do everything possible to support them during this time of uncertainty. Our international students are an important part of what makes our university special and successful, and they need to know that we will speak in a strong and singular voice on their behalf.

Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers, and let them know that you support them as valued members of the Louisiana Tech family. Let them know that the Louisiana Tech campus is a place they can call home and that you will be an advocate for them. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as we learn additional information.

Dr. Les Guice
President
Louisiana Tech University