The reality of what may be Donald Trump’s most controversial executive order is hardly news to anyone.
On January 27th of 2017, Trump signed an executive order suspending refugee resettlement and entry into the U.S. of people from several countries. Unfortunately, this order means that students all across the U.S. are seeing their educational futures hang in the balance. Many of travelers have been denied access back into the States following this order and that means some students are seeing their university dreams cut short.
Mark P. Becker, President of Georgia State University sent an email to his entire faculty and student body notifying them of the following “The President’s executive order is affecting students, faculty, and staff at universities across the U.S., including at least one Georgia State student who appears to have been kept from boarding her flight. Our Office of International Student and Scholar Initiatives (OISS) is in contact with the student.”
There is at lease one report of a GSU student being denied access to return to the United States.
“Recent regulatory and policy changes affecting international travel and visa holders will likely result in questions among students, faculty and staff. Specifically, an executive order has been issued that limits nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, and places additional restrictions on individuals seeking entry pursuant to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program”, read the message sent to the staff and students of the University of Georgia. There are no reports of any UGA students that are currently stuck outside of the country at the moment.
Becker added,“America’s higher education system has long been recognized as the best in the world, and our colleges and universities have attracted outstanding students and scholars from around the world.”