President Trump signed a new executive order March 6 outlining his revised immigration travel ban, which aims to address the range of legal issues with the original order signed on Jan. 27. That order spurred confusion across the country, including on college and university campuses, and a federal judge in Seattle issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on Feb. 3 effectively blocking it.
The new travel ban should not adversely affect students, faculty, scholars or staff who are currently in the United States or who have a valid U.S. visa, even if they are from one of the six targeted countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). However, it may well affect the incoming class of students and new hires of faculty and staff from those countries, especially if the ban is extended beyond the 90 days currently outlined.
For a more detailed discussion, ACE has prepared a summary of the provisions that will potentially impact higher education. Click here to download a copy.