The future of the order is currently being litigated, and the backlash from the ban makes it unclear whether or not more countries will be added even if the order is eventually ruled constitutional.

Erin Wood, communications director at Lake Region State College, reports that none of the international students currently attending the school are from any of the seven countries whose citizens were recently banned from entering the US due to an executive order signed by President Trump.

Though a Washington state judge recently issued a stay on Trump’s order, the status of many from those seven countries remains unknown. Wood says that LRSC staff have been in touch with international students as they monitor developments.

“We don’t have students from any of those seven countries, but our staff that work with our international students have been in contact with all of them,” Wood said. “Right now we don’t have any major concerns.”

According to a recent Associated Press report, both North Dakota State and University of North Dakota both advised their international students and staff not to travel. Both schools have students from the countries named in the order.

“It’s something we’ll be watching,” Wood said. “They know that they can come visit with us should anything change and impact them.”

Several students at LRSC are from Oman, a neighbor of Saudi Arabia, which isn’t on the ban list - and Yemen, which is. However, Oman is not included on the list currently, and is unlikely to be a target of immigration restrictions, as it is a moderate Muslim country that allows its citizens to practice their religion of choice openly and is actively opposed to terrorism.

The future of the order is currently being litigated, and the backlash from the ban makes it unclear whether or not more countries will be added even if the order is eventually ruled constitutional.

Wood says that LRSC is keeping its doors open for international students who have questions.

“It’s something we’re keeping an eye on and we’re always in communication with the students,” Wood said. “We haven’t heard any concerns from them."