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Immigration and Refugees

Impact of Executive Order on Immigration at Penn State

In January 2017, President Trump released an Executive Order on Immigration. This order put a 90-day block on entering the United States for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia (Siddiqui, The Guardian).

Penn State and the State College community reacted to this Executive Order. On this page you'll find links to articles and videos, mainly published from around December 2016 until March 2016. We have tried to capture the mood of the moment. Our various news outlets covered events differently and we challenge you to compare and contrast these perspectives. If you're interested in knowing more, keep searching, on these news platforms and others! 

Additional Campus Resources

State College and Centre County Respond

The Executive Order on Immigration had an impact on the Borough of State College and the surrounding area. Below are a few resources to get started to see how the surrounding community reacted to this order.