THE COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS MAKES TWO STATEMENTS ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER: BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS.
Council points out that any bans on entry to the US of citizens of any country which are in place in October 2017 when IUPAP determines which conferences it will support in 2018, will require IUPAP to refrain from supporting any conferences in the US, by application of the IUPAP Policy on Free circulation of Scientists. Statement 1
Noting that the Executive Order has negative consequences for physics in the US and around the world, and noting the IUPAP Resolution on the Universality of Science, adopted in 2011, and Statute 5 (the Principle of Universality (freedom and responsibility) of Science) of the International Council of Science, the IUPAP Council respectfully requests that the Executive Order be revoked, that no similar bans on the movement of people based on nationality be implemented, and that the legitimate concerns about the access of terrorists to the US be addressed through more focussed and thus more effective measures. – Statement 2