Immigration Alerts and Resources


NAFSA: Association of International Educators Travel Advisory. This is an excellent resource that is updated as new guidance becomes available.

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.

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

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. 

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."

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."

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

On June 26th, the NY Times published some major questions the case presents.

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

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.

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 is a city-wide resource and can be reached at 718-340-4558 for free legal advice and support.

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

Do you Need Further Assistance?

We are here to help! Please know that ISSO and Columbia University stand ready to help to the extent we are able to support our international students and faculty/scholars.