“Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States” signed on March 6, 2017 includes a revised entry ban on nationals of 6 countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). The new order revokes and replaces the first Executive Order.
- New 90-day bar for 6 countries
- Possible indefinite entry bar under section 2(e)
- Continued suspension of Visa Interview Waiver Program
- 120-day suspension of Refugee Admissions Program
- Expedited completion of biometric entry-exit tracking system
- Review of visa validity reciprocity agreements
The executive order can be found here https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states
US Department of Homeland Security Q&A on the recent EO: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/06/qa-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states
At the University of Kentucky International Center we understand that our first responsibility is to support our fellow students and colleagues. We take their fears and worries seriously, and understand that these times call us to be allies to those who are vulnerable.
The UKIC has been keeping up with the immigration updates and will continue to be vigilant, proactive and in close communication with University leadership. Please refer to President Capilouto’s campus message dated January 30, 2017. For more details on the UKIC response, read UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration.
Students with legal questions are strongly encouraged to seek prompt legal advice for their specific personal and family circumstances. Resources to find an immigration attorney include:
- American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Lawyer Referral Service – provides referrals to immigration attorneys across the U.S. - http://www.ailalawyer.com/
- ISSS can provide the names of some immigration attorneys. See attorney list below.
- UK Student Government Association –A local attorney provides free on-campus consultation for any legal issue. If you would like to set-up an appointment, you can contact Lynn Fresca, Staff Associate/Student Government Office Manager via email or call 257-3191.
- Maxwell Street Legal Clinic - Offer a range of low-cost legal services for low-income immigrants and refugees. For more information visit their web site: http://maxlegalaid.kyequaljustice.org/Immigration
- Bias Incident Support - To report an incident of bias and receive support please visit the website:https://www.uky.edu/vipcenter/content/bias-incident-support
- Counseling Center - Counseling Center (UKCC) in Frazee Hall is ready to assist as appropriate. Call 257.8701 or visit Frazee Hall, room 106 for an Initial Assessment (IA), M-F, 9am-3pm or visit their website at http://www.uky.edu/counselingcenter/
- The Office Academic Ombud Services - Supports and assists students with academic accommodations. Please visit their website at https://www.uky.edu/Ombud/