Ivy League and other university presidents call on Trump to revoke — or change — immigration order


“No ban no wall Liberty and Justice for all”

United States President Donald Trump, recently announced to the public his executive order, which prohibits admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees, into the United States by instituting what the President has called “extreme vetting” of immigrants –a person who goes to live permanently in a foreign country–. Refugees are individuals who have flee their country because of political persecution and seek asylum in another country.

In addition, President Trump publicly stated “I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,”. The order temporarily prohibits from entering the United States virtually all people traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Ironically, all seven countries included in the order, are Majority-Muslim.

Such statement has allowed for partisan attacks. Upon hearing and seeing such actions being taken, the American public has spoken. Many were upset about the executive orders recently signed off. Since then, Marches and numerous protest have taken place. Including protest at airports nation-wide.

Alarmingly however, Ivy League institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, Princeton, etc., have publicly addressed their opposition towards Donald’s National government policies; that have control over the deportation and immigration of individuals, — in other words, Immigration Laws–.

Such order, has had an impact on a global scale, since it will be affecting many whom seek to escape times of wars, or simply, practice their religion freely. The order suspends the migration of refugees into the country for approximately 120 days. The ideology behind trumps obscene statement, is to categorize all minorities – mostly the Muslim community—responsible for an act of terrorism led a religious fundamentalist group known as al-Qaida who on Sep. 11th, 2000 attacked the twin towers.

Since Trump’s order many questions have been posed, such as what does this mean for those who seek high education, most importantly—what will happen to those with scholarship opportunities? For many years throughout history, the United States has allowed individuals to study abroad.

American campuses across the nation—approximately 75 at last count, ranging from Amherst College to the University of Missouri, to Princeton – have held numerous protests over race and gender issues.  Statistics collect by the Department of education, will show that approximately, 38% of the student diversity of the top colleges are foreign.

One thing is clear from this data representation of diversity at America’s top colleges: the best schools tend to be more racially and ethnically diverse. By allowing students of different cultures, ethnicity and religions to study under scholars in the United States educational system, Universities are capable of achieving their main goal; to educate their students about the world around them.


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