Presidential Proclamation (Travel Ban): Update from the International Center

OCTOBER 18, 2017 UPDATE:  

A Temporary Restraining Order  issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii on October 17 blocked enforcement of the Presidential Proclamation restrictions on the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.  A preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on October 18 also blocked parts of the Proclamation. Together, these rulings mean that for the time being, except for citizens of North Korea and certain citizens of Venezuela, foreign nationals can travel to the United States as they could before the Sept. 24 travel restrictions were announced. These rulings could of course still be reversed or limited by an appellate court.  If that happens, the travel restrictions still could take effect in the coming days or weeks.

U.S. Visa Services Suspended in Turkey

As of October 8th, the United States suspended nonimmigrant visa issuance at its consulates within Turkey, until further notice.  While this suspension is in effect, Turkish citizens will not be able to apply for or renew a U.S. visa in Turkey .  This suspension also applies to citizens of other countries who had planned to apply for or renew a U.S. visa in Turkey.    Turkey has similarly suspended visa services for US nationals.

International Center Photo Contest

Do you have great photos from your experiences at U-M, the state of Michigan, or another country?  The International Center invites U-M international and U.S. students, scholars, faculty, staff, and dependents to participate in our 2017 Photo Contest!  Submit your photos and see if the judges pick you as a winner to be displayed in the 2017 Global Photo Showcase!   Winning photos will be used for the International Center’s website, social media, digital signage, or future event promotion material.