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Saudi Arabia warns students in the US from political talks

Saudi Cultural Mission office in the United States on the recent temporary seven-nation ban

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The Saudi Cultural Mission office in the United States has warned students studying in the country to avoid joining any political and religious discussions and to avoid making statements to the media that could harm them.

In a statement released to all Saudi scholarship students in the US, the mission has cautioned them to avoid areas deemed dangerous or suspect and to avoid large crowds of protests at all costs.

The statement also advised students to abide by the rules and regulations while studying in the US to avoid any problems to their I-20 visas, including any fines that need to be paid and attending pending court dates as scheduled.

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They have also advised students to delete any information on their laptops and mobile phones that show images or videos from conflict zones in the Middle East.

The Institute of International Education reported there are 61,287 Saudis studying in the United States as of November 2016.

Many universities in the United States have been on alert after President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing a temporary ban on citizens from seven nations from entering the country.

People from Saudi Arabia are not part of that temporary three-month travel ban.