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In the instance that an immigration officer visits campus looking for a student:

1.  Confirm the Agent’s government status.  Request to see Badge Identification of the Immigration Agent to ensure that they hold legal government documentation of their agent status.  Note: Government protocol requires that badge credentials be shown upon arrival.

2.  Do NOT offer any student information to the Agent- even if pressed.  Pl...

June 27, 2018

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) limiting the mobility of individuals from seven countries (Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) to the United States.

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 stat...

March 7, 2017

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an updated Executive Order (EO) that, beginning on Thursday, March 16, 2017, will bar entry into the United States of most citizens of six countries--Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen--for 90 days from today (around June 13-14, 2017). The EO does not apply to green card holders or to dual citizens who have citizenship of one of the six remaining countries who will be permitt...

February 14, 2017

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...

February 6, 2017

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 cha...

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