Penn State international students express concern over Trump presidency
UNIVERSITY PARK - Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th President of the United States by defeating Hillary Clinton, international students at Penn State University are still reacting to the news.
An overwhelming majority of them say they have deep concerns.
"Of course, I'm terrified. I'm afraid," said Khalifa Aljaben.
"It really made me shocked how people are making this decision," said Hala Alajmi.
"I'm fearing for international students like me. I'm afraid. I don't know what to expect," said Charles Nyempah.
Charles Nyempah is a sophomore at Penn State. He traveled there from Malaysia to study. He said that despite having all valid documents and a visa, a Trump presidency still leaves him with a fear of being deported.
6 News reporter: “Despite all your documents, do you have a fear that may be a possibility?”
"Yes. I do fear that that is a possibility," Nyempah said.
Some Muslim students said they are concerned with things Trump has said throughout his campaign that they claim has spread misinformation.
"Regarding ISIS, first of all, they shouldn't be considered as Muslims,” said Shoug Al-Ajmi. “Being called the same as the terrorists, that we are the same as them, I feel hurt. It's unfair. It's not true."
Others say that while a Trump victory wasn't ideal, they believe a lot of what he has said was just smoke and mirrors to be elected.
"He might say that during the campaign, but I don't think it's feasible, because a lot of Presidents say stuff during the campaign, but, it's just for them to say, 'Vote for me,'" said Alajmi.
Others said they're not ready to make a comment until they see how Trump performs once he's actually in the White House.