A Mexican immigrant who had been granted protections was detained and threatened with deportation. People like him say they’re growing tired of living in limbo.
A panel of appellate judges affirmed that states have legal standing to challenge the executive order, specifically because of its impact on students and researchers at their public universities.
Colleges that have prided themselves on working across borders now confront a president who has pledged to build a wall.
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Immigration & Higher Education
The president-elect’s nativist rhetoric has left those students worried about a backlash.
Graduate-student applications from overseas increased by only 1 percent last year, suggesting global markets were already rattled before President Trump took office.
At the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, some students commute daily from northern Mexican cities. People there say the president’s action threatens the university’s reputation as a welcoming place.