SHAFIQA AHMADI, assistant professor of clinical education at USC Rossier School of Education:
“The fear of government surveillance under the law has chilled international intellectual exchange and alienated many foreign students seeking to study at U.S. campuses. That’s too high a price to pay for a dubious gain in security. …Consider the experiences of Muslim students. Once an avenue to extracurricular activities, Muslim student organizations are now wide shunned. The membership rolls of the Muslim Students Association and the Muslim Student Union have steadily shrunk since 9/11.”
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