How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education


As a second generation student immigrating here to receive higher education is a dream not everyone can experience. Studying in this country is one of the most interesting, fulfilling and amazing experience. Not everyone has the chance to receiver higher education and for many they take risks in order to fulfill this dream. Recently, the president of the United State has issued an immigration ban to seven countries including my country of origin (Somalia). As a student from Somalia I feel like my depiction in the media is extremely interesting, as it brings light to many views that the American public has towards different religions, ethnicity, and cultures. Throughout my research I explored how the immigration ban has greatly impacted foreign students.


Higher education have been the foundation of advanced learning. The idea that traditional liberal arts education at college level gives broad knowledge aims at broadening the mind. This will increase the development of the mind so that it will be able to close upon the truth of our existence and lead to the understanding of life’s values. I believe everyone has a right to receive higher education without feeling frightened or oppressed. Recently, the current president has issued an executive order to ban immigration from different countries. As a nation of immigrants many people dislike this choice, as a second generation student like myself we don’t know what to expect from this immigration this can tend to cause issues regarding school including depression, unwelcomed and frightened. Throughout this paper I would like to address the popular culture regarding this issue and how students are greatly  affected by this problem.

USA college today has made a video titled “How universities are responding to trump’s travel ban”. The purpose of this video is to further illustrate the problem regarding the Immigration ban set forth by the current president, and the reaction of colleges across the country. The creator of this video is the USA Today college staff. The purpose of this video is to explore the responses different colleges have according to this issue. The 62 institutions comprising the Association of American Universities (AAU), released a statement Saturday urging government officials to end the travel ban “as quickly as possible.” The audience of this video are government officials and other people who agree to stop the travel ban. I have noticed the similarity of the reaction from the 62 institutions within the Association of American Universities (AAU), many universities have gathered statements in response to the executive order. In addition to offering support, resources and advice to those affected, some administrators have gone so far as to pledge to protect the private information of their international students, faculty and staff. A protest has occurred at all 62 institutions regarding this issue, as a source of communication active protesters used twitter. In order, to describe what is happening at the colleges. In addition, to these communication tool students spread message via twitter in order to have events such as protest. The Harvard Crimson reports, that some 150 people gathered in Harvard Square for an “emergency protest” against the travel ban Saturday night.I have noticed that social media platforms especially twitter was effectively used to raise awareness and events on college campuses governments have more or less caught up to political protesters when it comes to social media. Twitter and Facebook aren’t just for nerds any more — they have become mainstream during difficult times, and that means governments have figured out not only how to block them but how to use them for their own social purposes.

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An article illustrates, the students impacted by this change. Titled, “These are the faces of trumps ban”. This article is written by Lyric, Lewin, the author illustrates the impacts the immigration ban on students. This law has separated families in the US an all over the world. CNN has heard from people seeking refuge from war, wives trying to return to their husbands, parents hoping to attend their child’s graduation in the US and many more. Throughout this article, I have noticed students have immigrated here to seek refuge are greatly impacted by this problem. For example, Raya Bidshahri is a current student at Buffalo University. She is studying neuroscience and says the university has warned her not to leave the country because she might not be able to re-enter the country. Her family was planning to attend her graduation, but they are Iranian they’re now covered by the ban. Schools across the country have current students who are worried they won’t be allowed back into the U.S. if they leave, prospective students who may not be allowed in at all, and faculty who are from the banned countries and fear they will be denied re-entry if they try to visit sick family members or relatives outside the country.

A federal judge came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday night after an executive order signed by President Trump, which kept many foreigners from entering the country, this problem led to a chaotic scene across the globe. The judge’s ruling blocked part of the president’s actions, preventing the government from deporting some arrivals who found themselves in the situation by the presidential order. But it stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s actions. The Department of Homeland Security said that the order also detained green card holders from the banned countries from re-entering the United States. In a briefing for reporters, White House officials said that green card holders from the seven affected countries who are outside the United States would need a case-by-case waiver to return. Throughout reading this article I was saddened how, students attending American universities who blocked from returning to the United States from visits abroad. One student said in a Twitter post that he would be unable to study at Yale. Another who attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was refused permission to board a plane. A Sudanese graduate student at Stanford University was blocked for hours from entering the country. Human rights groups reported legal permanent residents of the United States who hold green cards were being stopped in foreign airports as they returned from vacations or study abroad. There was Human rights groups reported that legal permanent residents of the United States who hold green cards were being stopped in widespread condemnation of the order, from religious leaders, business executives, academics political leaders and others.

Learning Experience:

Through out my time in this coarse. I have learned how popular culture greatly influences our society. Leading to, how we view our cultural differences. As students we seek most of our information on social media platforms, we also tend to gather information from online resources. As students we seek most of our information on social media platforms, we also tend to gather information from online resources. Throughout my experience this class I have learned that certain websites tend to give users what they want to perceive and find. From my personal experience, when I use snapchat I am used to seeing information from many entertainment platforms, I become interested because of the topic and tend to read the whole post.


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Lewin, Lyric. “These are the faces of Trump’s ban.” CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. legal-challenges-to-trump’s-immigration-order.html