- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on how President Donald Trump’s travel ban is affecting Wisconsin (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is increasing the number of students, faculty and staff it says are affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban covering seven mostly Muslim countries.

The university on Tuesday said there are 115 people on campus affected by the ban. That’s up from its initial estimate of 88.

The UW System initially estimated Monday that 130 students statewide would be covered under the ban, but it was working to update that number.

UW-Madison officials had said they were concerned that one student studying abroad may not be able to return to the U.S. WISC-TV interviewed the student who has dual Canadian and Iranian citizenship. Because of that dual citizenship, the student says she believes she will be able to re-enter the country on Wednesday.


8:22 a.m.

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson calls President Donald Trump’s travel ban a “pretty reasonable proposal” and is asking opponents to read the executive order “and tell me what you disagree with.”

Johnson broke his silence on the travel ban affecting seven mostly Muslim countries in a radio interview Tuesday on WISN-AM. He says the order is being “blown out of proportion” by opponents.

He says Trump critics will “agitate with the smallest provocation.”

Johnson is also calling on Democrats to help Republicans quickly confirm Trump’s Cabinet appointees. Johnson asks Democrats to “give us a little hand here so this administration can actually get up and running and I think the roll out of these policies will be smoother.”

Johnson is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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