January 28, 2017

Trump and Immigration

Coverage of how the president's executive order barring all refugees and citizens of six Muslim countries from entering the United States affects higher education.

Like the judge who ruled against the president's first travel ban, the latest ruling says the policy would unconstitutionally discriminate against Muslims.

Students and scholars affected by the president’s new executive order say they feel as if they already face heightened screening in order to come to the United States. Here’s why.

While the new executive order provides some reassurance to students and scholars already on campus that they can travel freely, it offers little guidance to those seeking to enroll this coming fall.

Colleges that have prided themselves on working across borders now confront a president who has pledged to build a wall.

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.

A court ruling on Friday opened a window for some who had been caught off-guard by President Trump’s travel ban.

The University of Washington, Washington State University, and the community and technical colleges of Washington all submitted statements to the court about how the ban was affecting them.

Leaders of some faith-based colleges oppose the directive on religious grounds. That view, however, puts them at odds with the president ­— and with some of their own students.

In the wake of the president’s executive order, which affects visitors from seven largely Muslim countries, campus officials have sought both to reassure students in the U.S. and to track down those who are traveling abroad.

As tempting as it may be, such an embargo would deny the very values it attempts to protect.

The travel ban cuts to the core of academic internationalism.

At West Virginia University, officials are trying to reassure international students that they are safe, while acknowledging the gravity of a situation that has many people alarmed.

"I felt like, that could not happen in a country like America," an undergraduate told us. Another said, "It’s kind of humiliating."

A rally against the president's new immigration restrictions motivated students in marginalized groups to take up other strategies.

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.

The Iranian and U.S. governments have long been at odds, but the academic relationship between the two countries runs deep.

Scholars in some disciplines are discussing whether such a boycott would be an effective means of protesting President Trump's executive order.

Federal law requires colleges to submit troves of information on their foreign students.

Scholars voiced grave concerns about an executive order that they said threatened the United States’ reputation as a haven for academics from around the world to conduct research, teach, and collaborate.

Four months in an Iranian prison taught me that academics can save lives and transform societies.

President Trump's executive order on immigration has sent colleges into a frenzy. Here's a brief rundown on how they are affected, and what happens next.

In the immediate aftermath of the order, institutions urged students and scholars who might be affected not to leave the United States.

We want to hear your thoughts on the executive order, which bars all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States.

The closing of America to the world is an abandonment of the enormous capacity of scholarly work.

President Trump’s order runs counter to an established U.S. foreign-policy goal in the Middle East: to develop "informed critical thinkers resistant to extremist appeals."

The 21-year-old senior at the University of Evansville has a job waiting for him when he graduates, but he doesn’t "know what is going to happen" as a result of an expected presidential order this week.