Dear Students and Families: Congratulations—we crossed the threshold of the midway point of the fall semester earlier this week! I hope you’ll take time this weekend to recharge your batteries, connect with friends and burn off some stress. The activities…
Resources Available for Community Members Affected by Travel Restrictions
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Trump Administration’s executive order barring individuals from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela (in limited cases) from entering the United States.
After reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision, Syracuse University’s Office of the General Counsel has determined that the order should not affect current student visa (J-1, F-1) holders from these countries either because they are exempt, as in the case of Iranian students, or because they should be eligible for a waiver of the ban on entry. Syracuse University faculty and staff with other visa types (e.g., H-1B, O-1) who are from these countries may also be eligible for a waiver. Nonetheless, United States Border authorities are granted broad discretion in admitting individuals in to the United States so caution is advised for individuals traveling abroad.
In light of this news, the University is reminding students, faculty and staff from the countries specified in the executive orders of available resources. Campus community members who are or may be affected by this executive order should contact Jennifer Gavilondo, associate general counsel for international services, at 315.443.9732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To review, identify and connect with additional resources, students, faculty, staff and families should visit the University’s Diversity and Inclusion website at http://diversity.syr.edu.