Eye on UMSL: International impact

by | Feb 1, 2017

Campus community members listen as staff answer questions during a forum held in the wake of an executive order directly affecting 27 UMSL students.

EO information session

A crowd of students, faculty and staff listens as Daniel Doerr, UMSL’s assistant director for international admissions, answers a question during an information session held Tuesday in the wake of last week’s executive order governing visas and entry to the U.S.

The afternoon meeting in the Millennium Student Center included presentations by several staff members from International Student and Scholar Services, Counseling Services and Campus Police.

EO information session 2ISSS’s Rebecca Kehe gave an overview – available online – of key changes resulting from President Donald Trump’s recent immigration-related actions, plus some tips and pointers.

A total of 27 UMSL students are directly impacted by the 90-day travel ban, with their home countries among those on the president’s list: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

One of them spoke Monday with a KSDK (Channel 5) reporter, sharing her perspective as an Iranian doctoral student who was hoping to visit home this spring after several years in the U.S.

These photographs were taken by August Jennewein and are the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.

For additional information and resources related to the executive order, see the News & Updates page on ISSS’s site.

Media Coverage:
St. Louis Public Radio
CBS St. Louis

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