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Information and Resources Regarding Executive Orders on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order preventing immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries from entering the United States. In addition to temporarily suspending visas, entry, and immigration benefits for individuals from Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, the screening procedures outlined in the order will likely impact both travel and the adjudication of benefits for visa-holding students. Please refer to this page for updates on how executive orders affect international students and scholars here at UMSL.


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          The U.S. District Court in Hawaii converted its March 15, 2017 temporary restraining order (which was valid for a maximum of 14 days), into a preliminary injunction, which will continue to block enforcement of the Executive Order 13780 Section 2(c) 90-day travel bar and the Section 6 120-day refugee admissions bar, for the duration of the litigation in the Hawaii District Court. The Government can choose to appeal this court order.

          A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order temporarily stopping the 90 day ban on travel for citizens of Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.