UPDATED: Information and Resources Regarding Executive Order Travel Ban

On Thursday, February 9th, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to lift the temporary restraining order barring implementation of the executive order banning travel into the U.S. by citizens of 7 countries (Libya, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen). Pending further review by the courts, this means that students and scholars from the 7 countries should continue to be able to be admitted into the U.S. and to schedule appointments for visa interviews at U.S. Consulates. You can read the 9th Circuit’s decision here: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/02/09/17-35105.pdf NAFSA: Association of International Educators continues to update the Travel Advisory. Ple

Information and Resources Regarding Executive Order Travel Ban

On January 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) barring entry into the United States of most citizens of seven countries--Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen--for 90 days. A subsequent clarification states that the EO does not apply to green card holders. A number of lawsuits against the EO are pending, and its enforcement has temporarily been enjoined, but the situation is very fluid and could change at any minute. Detailed information on the EO is available from NAFSA, the Association of International Educators. Please refer to this page, as well as the OISS Facebook page, for the latest information on the status of the EO. If you have any questions, do not he

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