Immigration Updates

Unlawful Presence FAQs

October 15, 2018
On October 8, 2018, SISS hosted a panel presentation to discuss UCSIS changes in counting days of unlawful presence. This page contains questions from international students, scholars and UC Davis staff and answers from the panel of Services for International Students and Scholars advisors.

Changes in Counting Days of Unlawful Presence

August 14, 2018
Effective August 9, 2018, USCIS made fundamental changes to its policy on how an immigration status violation might lead to a student and scholar not being allowed to enter the United States for a number of years or permanently.

Executive Order on Immigration

August 02, 2018
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 executive orders are anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.  

Executive Order: FAQs

July 09, 2018
The new Executive Order includes information about waivers to the suspension of US entry to nationals from the list of 6 countries by US Custom and Border Protections (CBP) or consular officers on a case-by-case basis, requiring demonstration of “undue hardship” and determination that entry “would not pose a threat to national security and would be in the national interest.”

Executive Order: June 26, 2018 Update

June 26, 2018
Information regarding the June 26, 2018 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold Presidential Proclamation 9645, which was issued on September 24, 2017. The Presidential Proclamation 9645 provides country-specific entry restrictions for citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela, and Somalia.

Executive Order: September 24, 2017 Update

September 24, 2017
In the face of the latest Executive Order issued by President Trump on Sunday, September 24, that indefinitely bars almost all travel from eight countries, our response remains the same: Global Affairs and Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) welcomes students and scholars from all parts of the world regardless of national origin.

Executive Order: June 26, 2017 Update

June 26, 2017

On June 26, 2017 the Supreme Court announced that it will allow certain portions of the March 2017 Executive Order 90-day travel ban to be in effect. However, individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who can show that they have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the US” continue to be exempt from the ban.

Executive Order: March 20, 2017 Update

March 20, 2017
Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued the following FAQ for members of the University of California community, who are concerned about immigration enforcement actions occurring across the country and have asked about the possibility that enforcement actions could occur at UC.

Executive Order: March 15, 2017 Update

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.

Executive Order: March 6, 2017 Update

March 06, 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.