"The Executive Order will discourage many of the best and brightest international students, scholars, engineers and scientists from studying and working, attending academic and scientific conferences, or seeking to build new businesses in the United States. Implementation of this policy will compromise the United States’ ability to attract international scientific talent and maintain scientific and economic leadership.
Today, we urge the Administration to rescind the Executive Order and we stand ready to assist you in crafting an immigration and visa policy that advances U.S. prosperity and ensures strong borders while staying true to foundational American principles as a nation of immigrants. "
Below are a variety of other reactions (in no particular order), many of which balance charters which require some scientific societies to be nonpartisan, with the concern that the recent Executive Order negatively affects their core mission.
AMS Board of Trustees Opposes Executive Order on Immigration
Monday January 30th 2017
"We are heartbroken and we are angry, but we are not defeated. This is far from the first, and will not be the last, shameful moment in our country’s history. But at every one of those moments, people have arisen to call forth and inspire “the better angels of our nature.”
Update: February 3 letter from American Council on Education, signed by about 600 colleges and universities, to the Secretary of Homeland Security