Purdue president: Trump’s travel ban ‘a bad idea’

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue President Mitch Daniels is speaking out about Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

“The President’s order related to immigration is a bad idea, poorly implemented, and I hope that he will promptly revoke and rethink it. If the idea is to strengthen the protection of Americans against terrorism, there are many far better ways to achieve it,” Daniels stated in a release.

Purdue University says 100 of its 40,000 students come from countries affected by the travel ban. Ten of its faculty members are also citizens of those countries.

The university is urging anyone affected by the travel ban to stay in the United States until new guidelines are issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

No students are currently known to be stranded outside of the U.S.

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