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On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments regarding the legal challenges to President Trump’s travel ban in October. In doing so, the Court has allowed portions of the travel ban to begin until their decision is announced. The court indicated that the ban will affect “foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

On, June 29, at 8:00 p.m. EDT the Travel Ban became effective, accompanied by the release of further guidance on its implementation.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that visas for nationals of the affected countries are being honored by CBP, and the Travel Ban’s effects are primarily being felt at the consulates. The affected countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. If you are from, or plan to be traveling in one of these countries please speak to your OISS advisor.

As government agencies announce the new procedures, the University of Rhode Island will use this website to continue to post updates, guidance, and resources related to these changes. The primary focus of this web presence will be on non-immigrants with student or scholar visas such as F-1, J-1, H1-B, DACA and undocumented students.

U.S. Travel Ban Implementation and Guidance Most Frequently Asked Questions

From the Department of Homeland Security – June 29, 2017

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/06/29/frequently-asked-questions-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

From LIVE: U.S. Politics (REUTERS, June 29, 2017)

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Live_US_Politics/989297085

Please Note

  • URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates from the affected countries, who already have visas, should be unaffected
  • URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates from the affected countries, in the process of applying for a visa, should also be unaffected
  • URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates, from one of the six countries in the U.S., are advised to not travel out of the U.S.
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