An attorney at Iowa University speculates that the new travel ban won’t likely affect international university students.

Their Claim

According to attorney Christopher Malloy, during his meeting with Iowa University’s Monzer Shakally, Iowa’s universities are unlikely to be facing issues with their international students in regards to Trump’s renewed travel ban “anymore than it already has.”

The University’s International Students & Scholar Office director, Krista Beatty, said that her office “anticipates that most ISU international students and international scholars from the six affected countries will be exempt from the travel ban.”

“This will become clearer as international students and international scholars enter the U.S.”

Malloy, who is also the Legal Student Services’ director at the university, added that he thinks the travel ban will even exempt prospective international students coming to Iowa. “That is just my initial impression,” he said.

The Renewed Travel Ban

On Monday, the US Supreme court made a decision to largely permit President Trump’s renewed travel ban, which bars citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Trump’s administration has been trying to reinstate the previously refused travel ban for quite some time.

The Supreme court allowed the ban to be on forced on any foreigners from those six countries with a lack of “bona fide relationships with any person or entity in the United States.”

Trump described the decision as “a clear victory for our national security.”

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” he said in his statement. “I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”

Other Comments on the Ban

Downing Thomas, the associate Provost, said: “If you are from one of these countries, you can stay in the U.S. provided you maintain your current visa status.”

He then quickly warned: “We strongly recommend that citizens of these six countries not travel to any country outside of the U.S. at this time. If you do, you may not be able to re-enter the country.”

Some officials have said that the implementation of this ban would cause chaos, just like that which ensued following Trump’s first travel ban.

Page Pate, a legal analyst at CNN, said: “That’s going to be an extreme headache. Think about how the people at the border, at airports are going to make that decision.”

“Who is going to make this decision? If we leave it to the folks on the front line, that’s just going to lead to more litigation.”


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