International Student Services

June 27, 2017

Latest Court Rulings on Travel Ban

There is a new Supreme Court decision partially upholding the travel ban that was set by Executive Order 13780 in March. This reverses previous district court rulings that temporarily blocked the travel ban.

“The decision, however, contains an important exception that upholds the injunction for individuals ‘who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.’ Most students, exchange visitors, and employment-based nonimmigrants should be able to meet this condition, and should therefore continue to be protected from the 90-day ban.” From NAFSA, the Association of International Educators.

We can hope that most students and scholars from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, therefore, will likely continue to be exempt from the 90-day ban.

The Office of Global Affairs also monitors and provides updates about the changing travel rules.