Executive Order on Immigration: Information and Resources

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769, entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. Please refer to this page for updated information and resources on how this affects U-M faculty, students, and staff.

These updates were accurate at the time they were written, but there have been a number of changes since the Executive Order was announced.  See below for some important updates.

Statements from U-M President Mark Schlissel


  • 2/17/2017: At this time, the temporary restraining order is still in place, so the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13769 is not currently in effect. However, based on information the government provided to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a new Executive Order, which will supersede Executive Order 13769, will be issued soon, probably sometime next week. We do not yet know what this new Executive Order will say or when it will go into effect. Once we know, we will update this webpage and will also provide an update at the February 24th Friday Forum at the International Center.
  • 2/10/2017: Appeals Court Keeps Temporary Restraining Order in Place
  • 2/6/2017: Temporary Restraining Order Stops Enforcement of Some Key Executive Order Provisions
  • 2/6/2017: The Temporary Restraining Order does not affect the new requirement for in-person interviews for all visa applicants. You should continue to plan for increased visa wait times.  
  • 2/6/2017: On 2/3/2017, USCIS confirmed that it would continue to process most applications and petitions, including those from nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Examples of applications include USCIS Form I-765 -Application For Employment Authorization  (Optional Practical Training).