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"In order to support anyone who has questions or concerns about the executive order, we have scheduled a series of informational sessions, starting today, that are open to anyone who wishes to attend", Clements said.

"Public research universities are deeply concerned about the administration's new policy preventing visa and green card holders of seven countries from returning to the USA for 90 days", McPherson said.

Dr. Harris Pastides, president of the University of SC tweeted, "We value int'l students, faculty & staff and are committed to their safety and success regardless of religion, ethnicity or nat'l orgin".

Haas said he had instructed university staff to be in touch with students and staff who may be affected and said anyone who experiences a problem should contact the university for help. BU wouldn't disclose their identities, to protect them from potential backlash, spokesperson Renee Charles said.

However, McGlone said they are currently working with one student currently unable to travel back to the U.S. No other details are currently available about this student. The order barred at least some legal residents from those countries from re-entering the US for 90 days.

The University of Northern Iowa administration sent a note to campus Monday regarding the Friday night executive order from President Donald Trump that bans refugees as well as citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations for a period of time.

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"Our global students are important members of the University family", said WKU President Gary A. Ransdell. My leadership team is monitoring the impact of the order.

University president John DeGioia addressed students in an email.

"We are committed to making the University of Arkansas campus and the Northwest Arkansas community a place where all of our students and scholars can call home". In the meantime, we invite you to utilize the university's support services, including International Programs, if you have questions about immigration or travel-related issues.

Staton said a review by ECU indicates that fewer than 20 faculty, staff or students could be directly affected by the order.

"While we are very troubled by this situation, our first concern is for those of our worldwide students and scholars who are directly affected", the email said, according to the university.

In an email to affected students and employees Sunday night, UW-Madison Assistant Dean of Students Joshua Moon Johnson said officials don't know exactly how the order affects people who hold visas to study or work at universities in the United States.


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