EO Updates

Latest developments regarding the Executive Order (EO) on Immigration from 1/27/17

The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers that are at the core of the University’s education, research, and public service missions.  As such, the Trump Administration’s new executive order banning citizens of six nations from entering the United States is anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.  While the new order appears less restrictive than the one it replaced, the UC remains deeply concerned that the new order, once it goes into effect on March 16, will still have a very serious effect on those who seek to study, train, research, and teach at UC and universities across the country, to the detriment of the UC community and the country as a whole.

Global Affairs, including SISS, and the UC Davis Campus, is committed to supporting and welcoming students and scholars regardless of citizenship or place of birth.

Updates

March 20, 2017

Updated University of California Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property  

March 15, 2017

Court orders from two U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland temporarily prevent the government from enforcing or implementing the 90-day travel ban and, based on the temporary restraining order issued by the U.S. District Court in Hawaii, the 120-day ban on U.S. refugee program of the March 6, 2017 Executive Order nationwide. The Executive Order was scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017. 

Executive Order from March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

On March 6, 2017 President Donald Trump released a new Executive Order (EO) on Immigration, which revokes and replaces his earlier Executive Order from January 27, 2017. The new 90-day travel ban for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will take effect on 12:01 am EST on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Please see the latest information for the UC community at https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/preliminary-guidance-revised-executive-order-restricting-travel-and-entry-united-states

February 9, 2017

Latest developments regarding the Executive Order (EO) on Immigration

All of you probably followed the new developments regarding the Executive Order from 1/27.

On 2/3/17, the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order which prohibits the federal government from enforcing parts of the Executive Order that banned travel by “non-immigrants” and “immigrants” from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya for 90 days.

On 2/9/17 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against reinstating the travel ban and it is likely that the case will go to the Supreme Court which may take longer to decide.

What is the impact on our students and scholars at this time?

  • Until a court rules otherwise, all officials at U.S. airports and other U.S. ports of entry are not allowed to prohibit entry to people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya who are traveling on valid visas and are otherwise admissible.
  • U.S. Department of State confirmed that assuming there are no other issues in the case, provisionally revoked visas have been reversed and are once again valid for travel. At this time, individuals will not need to reapply for a new visa and absent any other admissibility issues will receive an I-193 waiver (Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa) upon arrival to the U.S.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers have been instructed to resume inspection of travelers under standard policies and procedures. For those traveling by air, airlines have been instructed to contact CBP to receive authorization to permit boarding.

Caution: It is possible that during travel the law may change and individuals could be detained at a U.S. port of entry again.

At this time, it remains to be seen how cases will be adjudicated and if there’ll be consistency in approach. Also, increased processing times may be expected due to greater vetting and scrutiny of applications. 

Just a reminder, SISS is unable to guarantee U.S. admission to any individual, no matter what country they are from, as CBP officers will make their decision on policies/procedures and the sum of information that is presented to them.

Please check our online EO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or contact SISS if you have questions http://siss.ucdavis.edu/about_us/staff.html

We will provide updates that affect our international students and scholars as they become available on this webpage.

Thank you!