President Donald Trump imposed a 90-day travel ban on the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.
“We are advised not to travel to certain countries and cities during the weekend because of the religion majority,” said Elena Levy, a TCU student abroad in Madrid. “I was not allowed to travel to Morocco because of the new immigration ban and the unrest.”
The ban has caused chaos for people traveling internationally since they were not prepared for what was to come.
Dallas Parent, a student playing football in France, said he was given a hard time from airport security. He was not going to be able to fly to France without booking his flight to return back home because he did not have a visa. He had to come out of pocket $200 more than he had planned for.
People around the world have protested against Trump and the executive order.
Levy said she has received fliers from a young group of Spaniards to attend peaceful protests in one of the main plazas of Madrid.
“The majority of people in Spain are aware of what’s going on in American politics,” said Elizabeth Stallard, a TCU graduate who is teaching in Spain. “They have no choice but to consume news about America because their news sources often talk about current events in the United States.”
However, the students abroad said they are more concerned with what’s happening in the states.
Levy said, “I do not feel worried that I will be ridiculed for where I am from, but I do wonder how things will go in America.”