Immigration Alerts and Resources


Immigration Executive Actions Under the Trump Administration

NAFSA, the premiere professional association for International Education provides this resource page that tracks executive orders related to immigration.

September 24th Full Presidential Proclamation

Read the full text of the "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats."

New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries

New York Times -- September 24, 2017

President Trump on Sunday issued a new order indefinitely banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban, citing threats to national security posed by letting their citizens into the country.

White House expands travel ban, restricting visitors from eight countries

The Washington Post -- September 24, 2017

The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of an existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination.

Trump's Newest Travel Ban

The Atlantic - September 24, 2017

The administration enacted new restrictions on foreign travel on Sunday as key parts of its previous order expired.

Klasko Law Partners News and Updates

Klasko's News and Updates provides timely information on immigration-related matters.

Sept. 25 - President Trump Issues Proclamation of Entry Restrictions as Continuation of Travel Ban

July 5 - U.S. Travel Ban Implementation and Guidance

June 27 - Summary and analysis of June 26th Supreme Court ruling that partially reinstated aspects of the Executive Order travel ban. 


June 26, 2017 Supreme Court Ruling on Petition to Lift Stay on Executive Order Travel Ban

The Supreme Court will hear the Administration's petition to allow travel ban in October 2017. Until then, it allowed certain parts of the ban to be implemented and defined travelers from the 6 designated countries who will not be affected by the ban.

Trump Refugee Restrictions Allowed for Now; Ban on Grandparents Rejected

July 18, 2017 - NY Times

"The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily allowed the Trump administration to enforce restrictions on the nation’s refugee program, but it let stand a court order from Hawaii that grandparents and other relatives who want to travel to the United States to visit family must be admitted while the case proceeds on appeal."

Trump Administration defines "bona fide" ties that will exempt people from its travel ban

June 29, 2017 - NY Times 
"The State Department issued new guidelines Wednesday night to American embassies and consulates on applying a limited travel ban against foreign visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. Enforcement of the guidelines will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday."

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FAQs on Travel Ban

June 29: DHS posted FAQs relating to the partially-reinstated Executive Order

Resources on your Rights in Encounters with Law Enforcement

NAFSA has provided general information about the Constitutional rights of people in the United States that you may use for reference.

Columbia's Best Travel Practices for Nonimmigrant Visa Holders

In this recent time of uncertainty and concern over travel, Columbia’s Global Travel Office's list of best practices for nonimmigrant visa holders traveling abroad is especially useful.

NY State 24/7 Hotline Service

Created by NY Governor Cuomo’s office for New Yorkers who have experienced issues relating to loved ones who are detained, missing, or travel restricted as a result of recent federal actions. 24/7, with translation services available.

CUNY Law's Clear Project (Legal Services)

CUNY Law's CLEAR Project is a city-wide resource and can be reached at 718-340-4558 for free legal advice and support.

Executive Order (March 6, 2017)

Read the full text of the March 6, 2017 executive order.

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