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Executive Order 13769

About the Executive Order: President Trump issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 27, 2017 titled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals". This Executive Order limits entry to the US for citizens of certain countries, suspends the refugee program, and requires visa interviews for all applicants, among other provisions. ​This is one of several executive orders recently published.

Update (February 13, 2017): On February 3, 2017, US District Court Judge Robart issued a restraining order that blocks enforcement of the entry (travel) ban of Executive Order that was issued on January 27, 2017. His order was affirmed by a U.S. Appeals Court on February 10, 2017. It appears that this has opened up the possibility of travel for nationals of the seven countries. We are hopeful for the members of our international community that this will hold but still advise that they be cautious about international travel at this point and contact us prior to making plans to leave the US, even for a short visit (e.g. for Spring break). 

Additionally, USCIS confirmed on February 3, 2017 that it is processing applications for immigration benefits (e.g. OPT work authorization, H1B petitions) for ALL applicants, regardless of country of origin. (See USCIS Alert)

Last Updated: 3/7/17