Trump's travel order pains international students and educators across Indiana

An estimated 30,000 are attending college in Indiana.

An estimated 30,000 are attending college in Indiana.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:29 PM

 

 

TERRE HAUTE — The past few weeks have been more than a little upsetting for 19-year-old Maha, who is Muslim, Arab and an Indiana State University sophomore.

 

While she’s not from one of the seven Muslim countries subject to President Trump’s Jan. 27 travel ban — now on hold — it’s not just those seven impacted, she said.

 

 
“It feels like it targets Muslims and Arabs in general,” she said. And that includes her.

 

On Thursday, Trump announced he will replace the original travel ban and issue a new executive order that addresses concerns raised by a federal appeals court. According to The Associated Press, a draft of a new proposal lists the same seven countries and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. Read more

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