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UT President Responds to Trump Executive Actions
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University of Texas President Gregory Fenves has responded to President Donald Trump's executive orders that place a temporary ban on immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan. Fenves says he's disturbed by the actions, and is praising the students, staff, and faculty at the university who either come from those nations, or have ties to those nations.
Fenves' statement reads, in part:
"I am proud to say we have 110 students, faculty members and scholars who are citizens of the seven affected countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. The talents that brought them to UT are deeply valued, and their perspectives represent an essential part of the university."
He's also recommending against international travel for anyone impacted by the president's decision.
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