ASLO Executive Committeeから一斉メールが届きました。特定国を対象に入国を禁止した大統領令について、科学界も連帯して反対を表明していたようです。
Like many of you, we in ASLO’s leadership are very concerned by the Trump Administration’s executive order banning entry of citizens from seven countries into the United States. One of ASLO’s guiding principles is to make ASLO products and services available and accessible “to all members (independently of geographic location, stage of career development and disciplinary interests within the aquatic sciences).” As a global organization, policies that could inhibit international collaboration and exchange are an immediate and important concern to us at ASLO.
On 31 January, we joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and 150+ other organizations in a letter urging the Trump Administration to rescind the ban. In the days since the executive order was signed, the U.S. court system has repeatedly struck down the ban on the basis of questionable constitutionality. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban. We will continue to monitor this situation and will speak out as necessary, but hope, and believe, that the system of “checks and balances” in the U.S. will prevent the ban from being reinstated.
We are aware of a petition circulating in the global community to boycott U.S. conferences, meetings and other forums. We hope that all of you registered for the Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu this month will still plan to attend. We strongly believe that by standing together, and continuing to work across borders, we can each do our part to keep international collaboration alive and well.