Office of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) in Athens.
Office of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) in Athens.

MSA Support for Students Affected by New Executive Order

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Members and supporters of Ohio University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) met Monday night to discuss how to support students and faculty members affected by the Trump administrations’ executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

The meeting is also to provide those who are affected with information about the executive order.

MSA representative Mohamed Amira.
MSA representative Mohamed Amira is an international student from Egypt.

MSA representative Mohamed Amira helped organize the meeting.

He says the MSA feels it is their responsibility to help their fellow Muslim students.

“The purpose of this meeting tonight is to share our thoughts and ideas about the new executive order,” Amira said. “And to listen to our colleagues who are affected or who support those who are affected about how we can provide help.”

The MSA says international students from the banned countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are being treated unfairly. “That is the reason why we want to support them and provide any help we can offer,” MSA representative Amira said.

“That is the reason why we want to support them and provide any help we can offer,” MSA representative Amira said.

Ohio University's Baker Center.
Ohio University’s Baker Center.

On January 27, President Trump signed an executive order that forbids citizens of seven countries to enter the United States for 90 days but a federal judge suspended the order after several states sued the federal government.

A week ago President Trump signed a revised version of the executive order that removed Iraq from the list of countries and allowed people with existing valid visas to enter the United States.