Dear Faculty and Staff: Several weeks ago, we announced that the University’s ongoing virus surveillance testing program would transition from repeated testing of all students to large-scale “freedom from disease” sampling of the residential campus population. Faculty epidemiologists from the…
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 email@example.com.
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.