International Affairs offers resource page on travel ban

Image of a visa form

The UO’s Office of International Affairs has created a resource page to help students, faculty and staff understand the effects of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration as it continues to wind its way through the courts.

On Feb. 9 a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the administration’s appeal of a lower court’s stay on a 90-day travel ban affecting those attempting to enter the United States from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The order also sought to bar all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halted refugees from Syria.

The order had an immediate effect on 40 UO community members, including incoming international faculty from Iran and Iraq who were not allowed to enter the country when the ban was in effect.

The resource page has been added to the Office of International Affairs website and will be updated regularly to reflect the latest understanding of the executive order. It includes a frequently asked questions section that offers pertinent information for people in the campus community.

“We know that many in our campus community are concerned about the fluid — and rapidly changing — situation with regard to the president’s immigration executive order,” said Dennis Galvan, vice provost for international affairs. “We’re committed to making sure that we make available every resource to those affected and share with the community the most up-to-date and useful information we can gather in a single location.

The resource page was developed with attention to the university’s continued commitment to supporting all students, regardless of immigration status, as outlined in a Nov. 16 message to campus from the president and the provost .