The following message was sent to the Immigration Response Team (IRT) mailing list on Monday, Sept. 25 by IRT Driector Marissa Hill-Dongre:
The revised travel ban announced last night by the Trump Administration will have a significant impact on students, staff and faculty from the countries included in the proclamation . We are deeply concerned for those affected by the announcement, and want to say unequivocally, you are valued members of our University community.
We understand that each time there is an announcement of this kind, there is a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety regarding how you may be impacted. We want to hear from you, provide support and work to answer any questions you have. We know these travel restrictions affect your families as well, and we are sorry that many will face difficult separations as a result.
The current environment is challenging and stressful. Whether you are an international or immigrant student, staff or faculty member, please ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed. ISSS provides counseling to international students and scholars. We also have counseling services listed by campus here.
New Travel Restrictions not in place until October 18
The new travel restrictions will not go into effect until October 18. We expect to post more details about the new policy later this week. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ISSS with questions and concerns in the meantime.
Supreme Court Removes Hearing from Calendar
On Sept. 25, the Supreme Court removed the travel ban and the refugee resettlement hearings from its calendar. The justices ordered both sides to file new briefs over whether parts of the law are moot in light of the revised travel restrictions announced last night.
For more information, visit the Immigration Response Team website.