- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Officials with three Maine liberal arts colleges say they’ll work to protect immigrant students, faculty and staff in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order limiting travel.

Trump’s order suspends immigration for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. The presidents of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Colby College in Waterville and Bates College in Lewiston issued statements condemning the move.

Bates College president Clayton Spencer says she’s “appalled” by the order. She says deans on campus have worked to organize a program with an immigration attorney Feb. 2. She says the college will also work with any affected people individually.

Bowdoin College president Clayton Rose says the college will work to safeguard privacy and confidentiality related to immigration status for people on campus.

Colby President David A. Greene made a similar pledge.

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