Executive Order on Immigration: Restricting Entry to U.S.

Executive Order Effective September 24, 2017

Visit the NAFSA: Association of International Educators website for up-to-date information regarding the status of this executive order.

President Trump signed an executive order on September 24, 2017. This executive order supersedes the previous travel-ban executive orders which were set to expire. 

The September 24, 2017 executive order restricts entry to the U.S. for the nationals of eight countries – Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The entry restrictions are country-specific, and tailored to the situation of each individual country.

The executive order generally applies only to nationals of the subject countries who are outside of the U.S. and do not have a valid visa to enter the U.S.

Individuals who are either inside the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa are exempt from this entry ban.  In addition, the entry ban does not apply to:  lawful permanent residents of the U.S.; dual nationals who are citizens of a designated country traveling on a passport issued by a non-designated country; asylees; refugees (who have previously been admitted to the U.S.); and those granted advance parole, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture.

Recommendations from UO: The UO is currently recommending that employees from the affected countries, who are in the US as nonimmigrants (e.g. H-1B, J-1, F-1), confirm that their visa category is not affected by the entry ban; and to allow for additional delays in visa issuance.

If you are a UO employee from an affected country and you are considering traveling outside of the U.S., please contact Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist, at jdoreen@uoregon.edu.