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Federal Judges Blocked the March 6th Executive Order on March 15th

The new Executive Order was blocked by federal judges on March 15th. Read this New York Times article for more information.

For resources and Columbia-related news, please check our Immigration Alerts and Resources page.

February 24, 2017

ISSO Transition to Compass, Our New Case Management System

The ISSO is pleased to announce our upcoming implementation of Compass, our new international case management software. To accommodate  this transition, our three locations will be closed March 13th - March 15th for the migration and staff training. We regret any inconvenience.

February 27, 2017

Executive Order Affects Visa Processes and Entry to the U.S.

The provisions of the Executive Order (EO) are currently not in effect based on a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that was executed on February 3rd, and upheld on February 9th by a federal appeals court.

The White House has indicated that they plan to issue a new, revised Executive Order instead of continuing the legal challenge of the one currently under a TRO.

March 01, 2017

Tax Season is Here!

If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2016 you're required to send at least one form to the U.S. tax agency IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if you had no income. We provide resources for you to comply with your federal and state tax obligations. 

March 06, 2017

New Executive Order Signed Today, Effective March 16

President Trump signed a new Executive Order (EO) today affecting travel of nonimmigrants from six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Iraq has been removed from the list of the original executive order of January 27th. This order was blocked by federal judges on March 15th. Read this New York Times article for more information.

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