Bucknell University Takes A Stand Against Travel Ban

LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A local university has joined 30 other institutions in the country to take a stand against President Trump's latest revival to the U.S. travel ban. Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan Parrish has the story from  the campus of Bucknell University

Anushikha Sharma, a Bucknell Senior stands by the university's decision "I think it's fantastic because it shows that Bucknell supports its students.

"I think it's important to be public about inclusiveness."added Laura Poulton, a Bucknell Senior

President Trump revised the U.S. travel ban to include people from North Korea and Venezuala.

"Anyone that gets out of North Korea is a political refugee so adding North Korea doesn't make a lot of sense." Said Poulton.

Now, Bucknell University is joining more than two dozen institutions in petitioning the U.S.Supreme Court. The schools want the high court to reaffirm lower court rulings that struck down the travel ban.

"It's a definite diversion from other things in the world that we could possibly be paying more attention to and worrying about." noted Georgina Dodge,  Diversity Equity and Inclusion Provost.

Dodge says she agrees with the President on ensuring our country's safety when it comes to terrorists. She however disagree with how the administration implements its policies.

."I think people that are out to damage to this country may well already be here." said Dodge

"From a security stand point I think there are a few other countries I would think are on that list but they are not."  Said Sharma.

President Trump is adding different regulations to the 8 countries.In addition, the earlier ban limited travel for 90 days, now the restrictions are conditioned based.

 


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