A court's recent suspension of the ban, affecting citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, makes the Clemson University protest all the more important, the professors say.
As the White House signals that it may clamp down on communications between federal agencies and the public, some scientists feel pressure to become more politically engaged and even run for office themselves.
"I felt like, that could not happen in a country like America," an undergraduate told us. Another said, "It’s kind of humiliating."
As the Middle East Studies Association takes a stand against the new immigration restrictions, its president discusses how academic experts on that region are being affected.