U.S. Supreme Court Permits Travel Restrictions to Begin Effective Immediately

December 4th, 2017 in Executive Order.

U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will allow the latest version of travel restrictions targeting nationals from certain countries to go into effect immediately while legal challenges continue in the lower courts. The travel restrictions permit nationals from Chad, Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and certain government officials... More

ISSO Advisory for Travel – Winter 2017/2018

November 9th, 2017 in Travel Advisory.

Are you travelling outside the U.S. over Thanksgiving or Winter Intersession? Read below to make sure you have all the documents you need to return to the U.S. NOTE: If you are planning to graduate in January 2018 or if your I-20/DS-2019 is expiring, then you may need to take steps with... More

Travel Restrictions for 6 of the 8 Countries Blocked by Court Order

October 18th, 2017 in Executive Order.

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii on October 16th blocks enforcement of the Proclamation 9645 restrictions on the following countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Chad and Somalia. The Proclamation 9645 bars on North Korea and Venezuela were not included in... More

Country Specific Travel Restrictions Replaces Executive Order Travel Ban

September 25th, 2017 in Executive Order.

The travel ban initially imposed by Executive Order will be replaced with new travel restrictions that are category and country specific. President Trump issued a Proclamation pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780, designating eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen) for partial or full restrictions on entry... More

Trump administration phases out temporary DACA protections

September 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Trump administration announced the end of temporary protections afforded to DACA students by the previous administration between. USDHS FAQs indicate that USDHS will continue to approve new DACA applications and employment authorization renewals already in queue at USDHS and, that they will allow DACA students with employment authorization expiring within... More

Fall 2017 Check-In and Semester Verification

August 28th, 2017 in Semester Verification and Check-In.

Don’t forget to check in with the ISSO for Fall 2017 before September 18, 2017! All new students and students returning from a leave of absence must register to reserve a time complete check-in. Continuing F-1 students can complete semester verification at certain locations in your schools and colleges.

Supreme Court Update to Executive Order 13780

June 29th, 2017 in Executive Order.

In a June 26, 2017 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government’s request to stay the court’s preliminary injunctions to Executive Order 13780.This means the 90-day ban on new visas for nationals of six countries will be enforced beginning at 8pm EST on June 29, 2017. The Supreme Court’s decision contains an... More

ISSO Travel Advisory – Summer 2017

May 15th, 2017 in Travel Advisory.

Are you travelling outside the U.S. over summer break? Read below to make sure you have all the documents you need to return to the U.S. after international travel. NOTICE: The ISSO continues to closely monitor trends and potential changes in procedure related to international travel and visa applications, including continuing developments... More

Court Updates to Executive Order 13780

May 12th, 2017 in Executive Order.

Court orders from two U.S. District Courts (Maryland and Hawaii) continue to temporarily prevent the Government from enforcing the Section 2(c) 90-day entry bar of Executive Order 13780. The Hawaii Court's preliminary injunction prevents enforcement of all of Section 2 of the executive order, which includes a block on the... More

Executive Order 13788 “Buy American and Hire American.”

April 18th, 2017 in Executive Order.

On April 18, President Trump signed a new Executive Order 13788, entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” The EO directs the various government agencies to review the current laws governing the H-1B program and suggest changes to prioritize the most skilled and highest paid positions. In addition, the President directed... More