ASU Holds Forum For Students Possibly Affected By Refugee Ban

Published: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:51pm
Updated: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Another executive order signed by the president last week temporarily blocks travel from seven, mostly-Muslim countries to the U.S. The effects of that ban are felt around Arizona.

As we mentioned earlier, this afternoon a march in Tempe will respond to President Trump’s Executive Orders aimed at refugees and immigrants.

And in Tucson, members of the group Indivisible Southern Arizona plan to meet with Senator Flake’s staff, to urge the senator not to vote for any cabinet appointment or bill until the ban is reversed.

In the meantime, those affected by the ban are trying to figure out what to do.

At Arizona State University, there are 183 students currently enrolled who are from the seven countries listed and 9,500 more international students at the school.

Earlier this week, ASU sent emails to all of those students expressing their support.

And, last night, the school held a “Know Your Rights” forum for students who may be affected by the refugee ban.

And, to tell us more about that, I’m joined now by Victoria Ames. She’s the assistant dean of Legal Projects at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the president of the Arizona Legal Center.

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