New Executive Order on Immigration Issued on March 6, 2017

On March 6, 2017 a new Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States was signed.  It revokes Executive Order 13769 of January 27, 2017 and differs from the previous order in several respects, including clarification of who is subject to and who is exempt from the suspension of entry to the U.S. The new Executive Order takes effect on March 16, 2017.

Contents of the Executive Order are excerpted below. They include provisions that directly impact members of our international community and those whose work and life takes them to areas of the world under close scrutiny by U.S. immigration authorities. To date, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for inspection and ports-of-entry, has not issued guidance on how certain details of the order will be managed.  OIA continues to monitor reactions to and follow-up by government agencies closely. As soon as we have a better understanding of what the provisions below mean in practical terms, we will provide further updates. In the meantime, we encourage all those who anticipate travel in the coming weeks and months to consult with OIA in case of questions.  This includes international students and scholars and their faculty advisers and departments. It also includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have concerns about future travel. OIA is here to help you and to provide information and support.

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