Saturday, January 28, 2017

How will Trump's refugee and seven-country Muslim ban affect our students?


The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Colleges Scramble After Trump’s Executive Order Bans Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries

excerpt:
The main message was one many institutions had been spreading well before Friday: Students and scholars, if you might be affected by such an executive order, don’t leave the country...
...An official with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities told The New York Times that the association knew of an undergraduate student in Iran who had been stopped from boarding a flight to the United States. It is estimated that more than 15,000 international students could be affected by the ban, roughly 12,000 from Iran alone....
...Chapman University on Friday sent an email to the campus urging people outside the United States who might be affected by the order to return “as soon as possible.” (According to the Times, people seeking to enter the United States on Friday night were already being stopped at airports, including refugees who were in the air when the order was signed.)
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A copy of the email sent out by Chapman University to its community:  Note the use of the phrase "could become indefinite."



This article from Pro Publica offers more insight:
Trump Executive Order Could Block 500,000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips

excerpt: 
The order bans the “entry” of foreigners from those countries and specifically exempts from the ban those who hold certain diplomatic visas.
Not included in the exemption, however, are those who hold long-term temporary visas — such as students or employees — who have the right to live in the United States for years at a time, as well as to travel abroad and back as they please....
...Citizens of Iran and Iraq far outnumber those from the other five countries among green card and visa holders. In the past 10 years, Iranian and Iraqi citizens have received over 250,000 green cards.
Iran also has the 11th most students in the U.S. among foreign nations, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report, which tracks the demographics of international students.
“We are inundated with calls and questions of how this is going to affect people,” said Jamal Abdi, policy director for the National Iranian American Council, an organization that advocates for better relations between Iranian and American people.
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the college will make an announcement soon about this. Did you hear about the people detained at airports? prevented form boarding planes?

Anonymous said...

Not Trump's plan, rather, America's plan.

Anonymous said...

Trump's executive order; America's federal judge's stay.

Anonymous said...

One of the tragic outcomes from 9/11 was that foreign student visas were pulled and students from other countries were not allowed to come to the US. Many of those students went elsewhere. A loss to us since many very bright students from elsewhere would have elected to live and work in the US. Such talent is squandered that could benefit America.

Anonymous said...

The Trump team is reporting that the temporary ban is the same as the one Obama did for 6 months in 2011 for the same 7 countries. Is that true?

Anonymous said...

Yes that is true.

Anonymous said...

You really want to believe the "Trump team?" They have such a reputation for veracity, after all.

Anyway, as usual, wrong, look it up.

Anonymous said...

8:10 and 11:35 -- reading cartoons again? See Right-Wing Media Wrongly Cite Obama To Justify Trump’s Muslim Ban

Anonymous said...

Please stop feeding the right-wing ignoramuses/trolls with their clueless talking points. They're wasting everyone's time. --RB

Anonymous said...

12:10, the left have lost all their credibility. That's why the American people elected Trump. Most recognize the left are so desperate they will publish anything.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Roy. "Please stop feeding the right wing ignoramuses/trolls with their clueless talking points" "Wasting everyone's time"??? Classic example of the left's total INTOLERANCE of opposing views. I guess free speech only applies to those who agree with leftist views.

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