On Friday, February 3, the president signed an executive order barring entry to the Unites States for residents from 7 predominantly Muslim countries, including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The immigration ban impacts 100 students at ISU.
Statements from Iowa State University and Drake University:
- Deb Vance, Interim Director of the Iowa State International Students and Scholars
- ISU President Steven Leath
- Drake President Marty Martin
A protest in solidarity with Black and Muslim communities.was planned at ISU for February 9 – “Hoodies and Hijabs”.
On February 2nd there was a rally and march in Des Moines to protest the Immigration Ban and the Border Wall. Brenda Brink, from Huxley and Suzanne Zilber, from Ames were a the rally and give their reports.
Jim Pease, retired Iowa State Professor in the Natural Resource and Ecology Management Department and longtime extension wildlife specialist, speaks about national as well as local ramifications for science due to the presidential executive order putting a gag on public statements and inter-departmental emails and freeze on grants for the United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency.
Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames gives a monthly civic update.
Originally broadcast 02/03/2017
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