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UOP Reaches Out To Its Muslim Students In Midst Of Travel Ban

Universities and colleges in the U.S. are looking carefully at the President’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The University of the Pacific is reaching out to its Muslim students.

President Trump’s ban has caused confusion and fear among many Muslim students who might fear expulsion and deportation.

University of the Pacific in Stockton has more than 300 international students on its 3 campuses including a sizeable Muslim student body.

Pacific’s Associate Vice President of Student Life Rhonda Bryant says only a few though are from the 7 countries affected by the ban.

“We have 2 students from Iran, and one student from Iraq, and one student from Sudan,” says Bryant. 

Bryant also says one major concern is about students returning home to visit.

“We can’t say what will happen if a student travels internationally and from one of these countries, they may not be allowed to come back into the United States so we are mindful of that, that that could be an outcome for some of these students,” says Bryant.

She says the school has reached out to its students to provide them with any support.

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