Moments ago, the President signed an executive order designed to offer additional protections to Jewish and Israeli students facing anti-Semitism on America’s college campuses. ICAN released the following statement in support:
“Our organization is particularly concerned about Israeli-American students on college campuses and the multiple kinds of discrimination they face, including anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant bias, color-based prejudice, and national origin discrimination,” said Dillon Hosier, ICAN’s Chief Advocacy Officer. “The executive order signed by the President today clarifies existing civil rights law and ensures that Jewish and Israeli students are afforded the same protections that all other students on America’s college campuses currently enjoy.”
Over the past year, ICAN has advocated in support of this policy in multiple appeals to Dr. Ken Marcus at the United States Department of Education and through legislation in support of the U.S. House and Senate versions of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. ICAN will continue to monitor and evaluate new and existing policies to ensure Israeli-American students are treated equally in America’s colleges and universities.