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A note to our members: Our response to the executive order on immigration

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Deb S Reisinger
Thank you for this message of support for students everywhere.
Rahma Kafay Doualeh
This is an amazing opportunity for those affected by the ban including myself.
Mohammad Erfan Rostami
Hello collegeboard, As an Iranian student who is seriously shocked by the new order, I highly appreciate your support. I will be very grateful if you provide a college counselor to help us go through this situation, and I hope that one day peace dominate our governments' relation.
Jenna Messer
Thank you for giving people with different religions and people are different races these chances. It's not fair to them and shouldn't have been done.
Mohammad Erfan Rostami
Hi Collegeboard As an Iranian student who was shocked by the new order, I highly appreciate your support. It's very helpful to have a college counselor to help us go through this situation. I hope that one day everything will be alright so everyone can study in peace. Thank you
Meena Kian
As an American-born student whose family is from one of the banned countries, I deeply appreciate the opportunities College Board is providing for students across the world. The commitment to providing students with higher education, despite political divisions, is admirable and encouraging. Thank you.
Eileen Lorber
I strongly support and appreciate the efforts of the College Board to help students in the countries affected by the ban and hope the courts will reverse the executive order so we can return to our fundamental American value of welcoming people from all over the world to study and live in our country.
Aiden Ganapathy
Nice!
Jenny
I hate terrorists
Stirling Cousins
Thank you for your statement on the Muslim ban. As a white person in the US, I am doing all I can to help turn this country back into a safe welcoming place for all. I appreciate that you are doing the same.
Publius
Thank you for going the extra mile to support students wronged by the recent Executive Order on immigration. Your compassionate leadership stands in bright contrast to the divisiveness non-leadership displayed at the national level by our Executive Branch.
Mandy Picchiottino
Bravo!! I applaud College Board for such an amazing response to such a tremendously difficult situation. Thank you for your continued efforts to bring quality education to EVERY student!
Mandy Picchiottino
Bravo!! I applaud College Board for such an amazing response to such a tremendously difficult situation. Thank you for your continued efforts to bring quality education to EVERY student!
Hoon Han
tnks
Maria Brownlow
Although we are all entitled to our own beliefs, I do not agree with this. I have a daughter that had been in college for two years when the HOPE was changed, for quite sometime, she received very little help and eventually gave up. No one offered one bit of help or advice for the thousands of students that were affected by this. When you start taking care of our students then I may consider helping others. Maria Brownlow
Tomi Siyanbade
I love that College Board is taking a stand like this; immigrant students' educations shouldn't have to suffer.
Susan Greco
The College Board's comment relating to immigrant students from the seven nations regarding the Executive Order is insubordinate and a misrepresentation (regarding the "faith" comment in the first statement). You ALL would do well to represent your nation as patriots for the United States and supporting and defending it. If students from other nations want to receive an education they will find it elsewhere commensurate with their motivation.
Susan Greco
The College Board's comment relating to immigrant students from the seven nations regarding the Executive Order is insubordinate and a misrepresentation (regarding the "faith" comment in the first statement). You ALL would do well to represent your nation as patriots for the United States and supporting and defending it. If students from other nations want to receive an education they will find it elsewhere commensurate with their motivation.
Mhd Daoud Ajek
Greetings to you, All thanks and salutes to the members of College Board for all their efforts in supporting students world wide in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education. As a student from Syria myself who has applied already to colleges in the US, and is now awaiting a possible acceptance, would the current executive order bar me from continuing my education in the US despite an official acceptance from the college I applied to? As it has actually been a year and a half of constant efforts to acquire the requested documents and achieve the required scores in both the TOEFL and the SAT exams, would this be taken into consideration?
Mhd Daoud Ajek
Greetings to you, All thanks and salutes to the members of College Board for all their efforts in supporting students world wide in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education. As a student from Syria myself who has applied already to colleges in the US, and is now awaiting a possible acceptance, would the current executive order bar me from continuing my education in the US despite an official acceptance from the college I applied to? As it has actually been a year and a half of constant efforts to acquire the requested documents and achieve the required scores in both the TOEFL and the SAT exams, would this be taken into consideration?
Elizabet
Hello everybody ! I have to thank for the help all collegeboard team provide to students . I see the great support you are giving to the affected students in the mentioned countries , that's just amazing . But I have a question , is anything for the illegal immigrants too ? Specially , for the Mexican students? Thank you for your time and assistance .
Joey
That's fine, as long as those students pay for their college tuition and other fees just like like all other Americans and I.
Joey
That's fine, as long as those students pay for their college tuition and other fees just like like all other Americans and I.
Leann
How about support America and the safety of Americans rather than take a political stance against the standing President of the USA! Shame on you college board! Boooooooooo!
Aldulaimi
This is very nice from College Board. However, as I'm Iraqi there is no reason for me to continue because there will be always blocks against us in the future.
Jennifer Hutchison
I find it offensive that a national organization that represents American students and provides services that we must use and pay for, should became involved in a political witch hunt against the president of the US. Obama had 19 such travel bans over his tenure - never heard a word from you then. Stick to what you do - taking money from people who don't even approve of standardized testing but are required to participate and pay for it in order for their kid to get into college. Don't take advantage of your captive audience like this. Shame shame shame.
Nick Linfesty
As an American student, I find it somewhat offensive that a educational organization set up to get students into American colleges is trying to go around the law of this country and aid people from these suspect countries and give them an unfair advantage in the selection process. If these students want to attend college here, why don't they take the necessary steps to come here legally. They need to be vetted to protect us from another Orlando or San Bernardino and I find it repulsive that you are trying to undermine our safety and bring politics into test prep.
cathy cox
I find these comments about our country and our president very offensive and quite frankly misguided. We have always been a country that protects our citizens and the outrage should be directed at the horrific values of the radical islamic terrorists that harbor in these countries. There is much American compassion for the persecuted, as always. Remember, America is the most charitable country on the planet.
Katherine Grey
Thank you college board for standing up for education!!!
Mohammad
I agree with Jennifer H. When foreigners visit America for no other reason than to fly our planes into buildings, killing 3000 Americans in an hour, and open fire or bomb us in random places, and behead our tourists in their own countries, anyone who claims we have no right to pause our immigration so we can secure our vetting process for national security is clearly not concerned about American safety, and has a lot of gall to act like anything is owed to them by any American. Let's hear you take the same position once American "tourists" have slaughtered as many of you on your own soil, while they were merely "visiting". You don't kill people in their own country and then preach at those same people that they have no right to pause your visits long enough to beef up their own security. My God, some people are stupid!
Natalie
College board thank you so much for supporting those students effected by the travel ban. We stand behind you in your endeavors to further support students in achieving a higher education.
Lucy Lubin
Thank you for sticking to your mission statement to being "committed to delivering opportunity for every young person globally, no matter where they live or what their faith". I applaud you and I support your efforts.
Matt
Rather than choose to help the thousands of veterans who strive for a greater education, The College Board shafts these heroes to the side and gladly lend a hand to help those who have been known to wish death upon this country. It seems that colleges across the United States have not learned from the terrible terrorist attack that occurred at Ohio State University due to a refugee.
Sierra Houang
Thank you, College Board, for taking a stand. Everyone everywhere deserves an education. I'm so glad you share this view.
Sierra Houang
Thank you, College Board, for taking a stand. Everyone everywhere deserves an education. I'm so glad you share this view.
Tony Harris
Read the constitution, instead of pandering to the liberal agenda. This is not a religious ban, it is for the safety of the United States and IT"S citizens. I support President Donald Trump and what he stands for - God Bless America! Go buy your wife a Valentine present from the Ivanka Trump line and do your job. You would think that a person in charge of advancing education in the USA would be more educated.
Evelyn Hanlon
Thank you so much for supporting students in their future endeavors regarding of their faith or country of origin.
Charles Reinmuth
As an American college student, thank you Collegeboard. I am encouraged to see you supporting even the most vulnerable students.
Bessie A.
This is absolutely amazing and inspirational, thank you for your support college board!
Mohamad Rustm
It is a great effort from a great organization which provides education like no other... Thank you
Kai
Thank you for taking the right stand against the discriminated, the segregated and the unappreciated. America is a "free country", that prides itself on being liberal, you're making the American dream come to life. To all the haters, freedom is a privilege and something that must be achieved step by step without responding in kind with hatred, xenophobia or violence. Don't compromise your beliefs just because of fear-mongering.
Leslie Baker
Thank you for taking such and important stand for justice and civil rights for ALL! Inspiring!
American Mom
Really? Do you realize that we have HOMELESS AMERICANS who need help, our healthcare is UNAFFORDABLE for AMERICANS who work YET because people dislike President Trump may are screaming to let EVEN MORE people into this country!! Take care of our own people ... give Americans educations and jobs!!!! As a single mom, I cannot afford to send my AMERICAN kids to college!! My health insurance has gone form $650.00 per month to over $1,400.00 per month and I'm about to lose my coverage so that people who don't work can get free coverage. WE ARE FAILING OUR OWN PEOPLE WHO ARE RIGHT HERE IN THIS COUNTRY!!! Why should my tax dollars go to pay for someone outside this country to come here when AMERICANS NO LONGER GET THE BASICS??? WHY????? FIX OUR COUNTRY FIRST! When all American children have paid college here in the USA and affordable health care and our homeless problems are sollved ... then AND ONLY THEM allow others to benefit from our tax dollars!!!!!!!
American Mom
After posting, I received this message. "Your comment has been queued for review by site administrators and will be published after approval." Why do you have to approve of what we say? Does this site offer freedom of speech? Do you censor opinions that might oppose your own?
Hidden Girl
This is amazing I am truly thankful, I will post this on my blog
Kaylee
I find this SO unfair. Let's support America instead of standing up against our President. Shame on you college board!!!
Mohamed Guled
Thanks to the collegeBoard for your support. As a Somali immigrant, I was worried of how my future life will have been in this country, the coming years. I believe I can achieve high. Also thanks all the Americans who stood us.
Kayla Shea
I have a new found respect for College Board. What an elegant and just way to respond to the executive order. I applaud this organization

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