Travel ban causes high anxiety for Milwaukee’s international students – WISN Milwaukee


At Marquette University, Catholic Relief Services encouraged students to wear safety pins in solidarity with migrants and refugees, as Muslim students detailed how the President’s executive order affects them.

“My grandma, she is supposed to come to the U.S. very soon, but unfortunately, she’s not going to be able to come because of what’s going on,” said sophomore Nader Schammout.

His grandmother is in Syria.

“We’re worried that if she comes they’re going to end up deporting her back to Syria,” he said. “And people are leaving Syria because they’re afraid for their lives.”

Sophomore Sara Atshan is Palestinian-American. She’s thankful for the diverse display by those protesting the ban.

“The power of the people is stronger than the people in power, and it will always be,” she said.

Marquette did not release numbers for its students from targeted countries. …



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