Executive Order on Immigration Information, Updates, and Advisories
The information on this resource page is intended to assist students, scholars, and other members of the Princeton University community who may be impacted by the Executive Orders on immigration.
You are strongly advised to read through the guidance below and to speak with someone at the Davis International Center at email@example.com, or your own immigration counsel, if you have concerns about your particular circumstances before making any travel plans or taking any immigration-related actions.
We value the important contributions of all the members of our community, and we are concerned about the impact the Order may have on them and their studies, scholarly teaching, and research. As President Eisgruber stated in addressing the issue, “Princeton today benefits tremendously from the presence of extraordinary individuals of diverse nationalities and faiths, and we will support them vigorously.”
This resource page is divided into 3 sections:
MARCH 30, 2017 - A federal judge in Hawaii indefinitely extended the March 16 temporary restraining order (TRO) that blocked enforcement of the Trump administration's revised ban on travel to the United States from six countries. The judge turned the TRO into a preliminary injunction. Unlike a TRO, a preliminary injunction will stay in place throughout the entirety of the litigation in Hawaii, unless there is a reversal by a higher court. While these court orders mean that the travel ban in the March 6, 2017 Executive Order is not currently in effect, it is expected that the Trump administration will appeal this decision prompting further litigation.
MARCH 16, 2017 - A federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) that halts the March 6, 2017 Executive Order travel ban on nationals of 6 countries (see March 6 below). This means that foreign nationals that would have been subject to the travel ban should be able to apply for visas and enter the U.S. if they are otherwise admissible. As always, members of the Princeton community should reach out to the Davis International Center or their own legal counsel before traveling since it is not known how or when future rulings may impact travelers.
MARCH 6, 2017 – President Trump signed a revised Executive Order that includes an entry ban on nationals of 6 countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for 90 days beginning March 16 at 12:01 am eastern time. The new Order no longer includes Iraqi nationals or current valid visa holders in the 90-day travel ban; allows case-by-case waivers in certain situations; and exempts certain categories of individuals completely, including permanent residents and current visa holders. This revised Order revokes and replaces the President’s previous Executive Order dated January 27, 2017.
SECTION II: ADVISORY INFORMATION (updated 3/16/17):
(Source: Fragomen Worldwide)
The following are links to advisories that may provide some additional and useful information. Please note that these sources are unaffiliated with Princeton University and do not constitute the University’s legal advice:
1. Fragomen Worldwide Immigration Law Firm: Immigration in the Trump Administration: What You Need to Know
2. NAFSA Assoc. of International Educators: Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order
3. AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Alert: DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban
SECTION III: CAMPUS RESOURCES:
Students and scholars who have concerns about the Executive Order Travel Ban are welcomed and encouraged to reach out to all campus resources, which can be helpful to their well-being and success during this difficult and stressful time. Although many individuals on campus will be sensitive to the needs of all students, the following resources are specifically available to assist you.
Confidential Campus Resources
1. Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), Calvin Chin, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Office of Religious Life (ORL), Imam Sohaib Sultan email@example.com 609-258-3042
3. Carebridge Assistance Program for faculty and staff:
Other Campus Resources
1. Career Services, Pulin Sanghvi, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-0650
2. Davis International Center (general immigration information),
Jackie Leighton, Director email@example.com 609-258-5012
Albert Rivera, Assoc. Director firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-9403
3. Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Understanding, Tennille Haynes, Director
4. Financial Aid and Student Employment Office (undergraduate), Benjamin Eley,
Associate Director beley@Princeton.edu 609-258-3330
5. The Graduate School, Dale Trevino, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
6. Housing (Undergraduate and Graduate): Dorian Johnson, Director of Housing, email@example.com, 609-258-1908
7. International Internships (undergraduate): Lisa Duarte-Silva, the Office of International
Programs firstname.lastname@example.org 609- 258-2354
8. Non-Resident Tax Compliance and Reporting Office, Karen Murphy-Gordon, Analyst
9. Office of Admission (undergraduate), email@example.com 609-258-3060
10. Office of the Dean of the College (undergraduate), Khristina Gonzalez, Associate Dean
11. Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Students (ODUS), Kathleen Deignan, Dean
12. Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations, Anastasia Vrachnos, Vice Provost
13. The Pace Center for Service and Civic Engagement, Evan Schneider, Program
Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-7443
14. Payroll Office, Lora Benson, Payroll Manager email@example.com 609-258-6056
15. Registrar’s Office, Jonathan LeBouef, Associate Registrar
16. Residential Colleges, Claire Fowler, Sr. Assoc. Dean of the College firstname.lastname@example.org
609-258-5519; Mike Olin, Assoc. Dean email@example.com 609-258-3052
17. Study Abroad (undergraduate), Gisella Gisolo, Director firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-1010