In Tweets: How students are reacting to Trump’s executive orders
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In Tweets: How students are reacting to Trump’s executive orders

In Tweets: How students are reacting to Trump’s executive orders

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of immigration-related executive orders that resulted in a week of uncertainty and chaos in the United States of America. Here’s what happened in brief:

  • Wednesday: Trump moved ahead with his long-promised wall on the Mexican border via executive order. He also ordered to slash federal funding from “sanctuary” states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants.

  • Friday: Trump issued an executive order that temporarily barred travelers from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, all Muslim-majority countries. Chaos and protests ensued.
  • Saturday: The Department of Homeland Security said the ban extended to travelers holding green cards, legal permanent residents of the United States. The department later rolled back the ban on green card holders the next day.

And here’s how students are reacting to the saga:

1. Naturally, those affected were angry and afraid.

https://twitter.com/Simstillrunning/status/825785021831090176

2. They took action – some had to make difficult decisions, while others were moved to their political awakening.

https://twitter.com/J__qu/status/825161427732353025

3. Many prayed for their friends and anyone caught by the sudden change in law:

(Translated : So much respect for Yuna. Really worried about students studying in the U.S. Stay safe guys!)

4. Some got sarcastic with the Trump administration

https://twitter.com/QUEbaGoodingJr/status/826262870878982144

5. They even offered suggestions of future bans to the new administration.

President Trump has made many promises on his campaign trail. Will he uphold them all as he did last week?

We’ll be keeping an eye on @realdonaldtrump to find out!

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