NOTE: The two executive orders described on this page were followed by a presidential proclamation titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats.” For information and updates related to this proclamation, see Presidential Proclamation (Travel Ban): Update from the International Center.
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.
- March 6, 2017: Revised Executive Order: Update from the International Center
- February 3, 2017 - Executive Order Update from the International Center
- January 29, 2017 - Executive Order Update from the International Center
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
- Protecting the Interests of Our International Community of Scholars
- President Schlissel on NPR: International students, faculty make ‘the world a safer place’
- 9/25/2017: The US Supreme Court announced that it will not hear the two cases related to the previous travel ban in light of the Presidential Proclamation issued 9/24 2017.
- 6/30/2017: Travel Ban Information from Departments of State and Homeland Security
- 6/27/2017: U.S. Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Travel Ban
- 5/25/2017: Executive Order travel ban continues to be blocked. Court orders from two U.S. District Courts (Maryland and Hawai'i) temporarily prevent the Government from enforcing the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13780. The Government appealed both the Maryland and Hawai'i orders. On May 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Maryland District Court's preliminary injunction, meaning that the Executive Order travel ban will continue to be blocked for now. However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit Court's ruling.
- 3/15/2017: Hawaii District Court Blocks Executive Order
- 3/7/2017: A revised Executive Order was issued on March 6. 2017. See Revised Executive Order: Update from the International Center for details.
- 2/23/2017: News sources now report that the Trump administration may wait until next week to issue a revised executive order. Since the temporary restraining order remains in place, the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13769 is not currently in effect. We do not yet know what this revised 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 next Friday Forum at the International Center.
- 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).
- Support from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Legal and Community Resource List from the Office of the General Counsel
- Student Life Response to Executive Order
A guide to services and support available from Student Life for students affected by the Executive Order.
- International and Undocumented Students at U-M