Executive Order Temporary Restraining Order
A Hawaii federal judge on Wednesday, March 16, 2017 blocked President Trump’s latest version of an immigration ban prohibiting the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries from taking effect nationwide. On Thursday, March 17, 2017 another federal judge in Maryland issued a similar ruling that also blocked the ban on entry for people from the six countries.
- The complete Hawaiian court decision (PDF)* (/https://cdn.pacermonitor.com/pdfserver/P52F2SY/69100910/State_of_Hawaii_v_Trump__hidce-17-00050__0219.0.pdf)
- MSU's Values (http://inclusion.msu.edu/about/msu-values-are-unwavering.html)
- Executive Order FAQs - MSU (PDF)* (/documents/students/Executive Order FAQ.pdf)
Please refer to this page for updated information and resources on how this affects MSU faculty, students, and staff.
International students concerned about how the Executive Order could affect their immigration status at MSU should contact OISS and speak with an advisor at 517-353-1720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For concerns regarding how the Executive Order could impact your academics at MSU, contact Assistant Dean Debra Dotterer (email@example.com, +1-517-353-3243).
For concerns regarding how the Executive Order could impact your academics at MSU, contact Associate Dean Tony Nunez (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-517-353-3220).
- Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order (/https://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/International_Students_and_Scholars/Travel_Advisory_for_Nationals_of_Certain_Countries_Pursuant_to_Executive_Order/)
Date: Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:50 pm
Location: International Center, Room 115
For details about this session, visit OISS Event (http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/events/49386/executive-order-update-supporting-your-studies/)page.
NOTE: OISS advises international students, scholars, faculty and staff from one of the six restricted countries, whose visa is valid for a single entry only, not to travel internationally at this time. Individuals with an expired visa or a visa that will expire during the ban are also advised against international travel. Foreign nationals from the restricted countries are advised to contact OISS before traveling outside of the U.S.
March 6, 2017
President Trump signed a new Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (/https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states). (/https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states)" The order includes a revised entry ban on nationals of six countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—for the next 90 days from March 16, 2017. The new order revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769 in its entirety, effective March 16, 2017.
- Executive Order Q & A (Department of Homeland Security) (/https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/06/qa-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states)
- Fact Sheet: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States (/https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/06/fact-sheet-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states)
February 9, 2017
On Thursday evening February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's emergency motion for a stay on the District Court's temporary restraining order preventing the government from enforcing Executive Order 13769's 90-day entry bar.
Read the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision (PDF)* (http://www.nafsa.org/uploadedFiles/NAFSA_Dojo/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/International_Students_and_Scholars/9thCirAppealDecision.pdf). The Court of Appeals states in its order,
"we hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay."
This leaves in place the District Court's temporary restraining order, which continues to prevent the government from enforcing Section 3(c) of Executive Order 13769 (/https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/01/2017-02281/protecting-the-nation-from-foreign-terrorist-entry-into-the-united-states), the provision that established the 90-day ban on entry of "immigrants and nonimmigrants" from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, and Sections 5(a), 5(b), 5(c), and 5(e) of the Executive Order, which established a 120-day suspension of admission of refugees to the United States. In the meantime, the District Court proceedings will continue.
February 3, 2017
Following is an update posted on the USCIS website regarding processing of filed applications and petitions:
- "USCIS continues to adjudicate applications and petitions filed for or on behalf of individuals in the United States regardless of their country of origin, and applications and petitions of lawful permanent residents outside the U.S. USCIS also continues to adjudicate applications and petitions for individuals outside the U.S. whose approval does not directly confer travel authorization. Applications to adjust status also continue to be adjudicated, according to existing policies and procedures, for applicants who are nationals of countries designated in the Jan. 27, 2017, "Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. (/https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states)"
- We will provide additional guidance as it becomes available."
- For latest news about USCIS processing and decisions, visit the USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/ (/https://www.uscis.gov/)
Department of Homeland Security Statement on Feb. 3 Court Ruling:
- In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."
- This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.
- DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.
- At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the President's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The Order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.
- For the latest information, please visit the DHS website: https://www.dhs.gov/news (/https://www.dhs.gov/news)
January 27, 2017
On Friday, January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order suspending entry into the United States of immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—for the next 90 days. Please refer to this page for updated information and resources on how this affects MSU faculty, students, and staff.
- President Simon's Statement (http://president.msu.edu/communications/speeches-statements/statement-on-executive-order-on-immigration-2017-01-29.html)
- Memo to Deans, Directors, and Chairs (PDF)* (/../documents/students/DDC_Memo_Immigration_Exec_Order.pdf)
- Letter to Affected Student and Scholars (PDF)* (/../documents/students/letter-students-exec-order.pdf)
- Statement from the Inclusion Director on Immigration Executive Order (http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/directors-statement/Statement from the Director on Immigration Executive Order Statement.html)