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Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad

Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad

President Donald Trump's immigration ban had repercussions Monday at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest, with officials urging some students and scholars not to leave the country.

The University of Illinois joined several other major research institutions — Northwestern University, Purdue University, DePaul University and the University of Notre Dame among them — in urging students and staff from the seven Muslim-majority countries most affected by the new policy to defer travel abroad "until there is fuller assessment."

Trump's executive order, signed Friday, freezes entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, halts Syrian refugees indefinitely and...

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