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Executive Order - Information and Guidance


On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland, allowing parts of the ban that's now been on hold since March to take effect.

Lower courts' injunctions against the ban "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" were removed, narrowing the scope of two injunctions that had put the ban in limbo.

The travel ban will remain on hold for plaintiffs who challenged the executive order and for anyone who is "similarly situated," including foreign nationals who have relatives in the U.S. or who plan to attend school or work here.

Additional detail is available on the National Public Radio and New York Times websites.

Miller Mayer, LLP (a law firm in Ithaca specializing in immigration law) released an Immigration Newsletter discussing the Supreme Court decision.

We are closely monitoring reaction to, implementation of and challenges to the executive order.

This page is intended to provide information and guidance on the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” issued on March 6, 2017. The order includes a revised entry ban on nationals of six countries. The new order revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769 (issued on Jan. 27, 2017) in its entirety, effective March 16, 2017. The administration hopes the new order will address the legal challenges that barred enforcement of the 90-day entry ban instituted by Executive Order 13769.

Read the New Executive Order

The new Executive Order is effective for 90 days starting at 12:01 a.m. March 16, 2017, Eastern Daylight Time (10 days after the Executive Order was signed). It will be in effect until June 13 or 14 (depending on whether the first and last days of the 90-day period are counted).

The new Executive Order affects citizens of six of the seven countries that had been selected in the prior 90-day entry ban. Iraq has been removed from the list of countries in the new Executive Order. The remaining countries are:

  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Yemen

Note that the situation regarding this Executive Order is continuously evolving, so contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services or an immigration attorney if you have a specific inquiry to ensure you receive the most up-to-date guidance.

Support from President Harvey Stenger: Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is and always has been fully supportive of Binghamton University’s international students and, at this time, particularly those from countries who have been singled out by the travel ban. The expression of his concern and support has been consistent and strong with a series of statements and documents on public record both locally and nationally:

  • The Message to the Campus Community on Sept. 5, 2017, strongly endorsing the letter issued by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) calling on Congress to take swift action to protect DACA participants.
  • The Message to the Campus Community on March 7, 2017, regarding the March 6 Executive Order, from President Stenger, Provost Donald Nieman and Executive Vice Provost Krishnswami Srihari, with customized outreach to those who might be more personally affected by the order.
  • The mid-February rally on our campus.
  • The Binghamton Now radio show on Feb. 10, 2017.
  • The Academics Against Immigration Executive Order petition.
  • The American Council on Education letter of Feb. 3, 2017.
  • The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities list of letters.
  • The Jan. 29, 2017 message to the campus community from President Stenger, Provost Nieman and Executive Vice Provost Srihari, with customized outreach to those who might be more personally affected by the order.
  • The presidents’ letter to president-elect Trump from Bennington College.
  • President Stenger’s op-ed letter in the Press & Sun-Bulletin, our local newspaper, on Dec. 22, discussing the importance of international students to Binghamton University and encouraging citizens of our region to welcome them to our community.
  • The Nov. 30, 2017 Binghamton University Forum at the DoubleTree Hotel.
  • The Nov. 15, 2016 statement from President Stenger and fellow University administrators stressing the University’s continued commitment toward making our campus a safe, inclusive and welcoming community.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Executive Order.

Additional on-campus resources.

Information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Last Updated: 12/4/18