Virginia’s Students, and Universities, Rally Against Trump’s Travel Ban

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Students at the University of Virginia at a protest Sunday, one of many across the state. (Credit: Jordy Yager / WVTF)

Across the state this weekend, people made their voices heard in opposition to President Trump’s actions that take aim at immigrants in the U.S. illegally, while also temporarily halting the arrival of refugees, and issuing a 90-day ban on citizens traveling from seven predominantly Muslim countries

Sunday afternoon, one protest was held on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Kelley Libby reports from Richmond.


In Charlottesville, About 700 people gathered outside the University of Virginia’s Rotunda Sunday to protest the recent series of executive orders.

Jordy Yager reports.


At the same time, Virginia’s universities are reiterating a commitment to their international students.

Mallory Noe-Payne has this statewide perspective.

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