Trump's Election Has Already Had A Chilling Effect
Trump's election to the US Presidency has already had a chilling effect on international relationships. The scientific community is truly an international enterprise, and the US has since World War II been at the forefront of research and teaching science and attracting worldwide talent. I am an astronomer in Chile, and I have I have documented brilliant students here who were once considering the US as an option for graduate school now seriously rethink those plans. The US, once thought to be a promising option for study and research, is looking less plausible as an option due to the campaign rhetoric of the President-Elect. If people from outside the United States are no longer be welcome into the country, if they are subject to harassment upon their arrival, if there are legitimate concerns for their safety, the US scientific community will suffer with nearly immediate effect.