They joined Academics United rallies happening across the country.
"I need to see more interest from them in our communities, both locally and internationally," Peduto said.
Husni Almoubayyed is one of an estimated 100-plus international students affected by the ban in Pittsburgh.
More than a hundred people showed up to protest President Trump's immigration and refugee executive order.
President Trump reportedly plans to suspend refugee admissions for 120 days.