New Executive Order: Travel Ban Update

Posted on March 10, 2017 by

Update: On March 6, 2017 a revised travel ban was issued via Presidential Executive Order. The full text of the new order may be viewed on the Federal Register here (

The University of South Alabama is closely monitoring the situation. We advise any international students who are currently enrolled and have concerns to contact Global USA. We value our international students and are here to assist when needed.

The Office of the President at the University of South Alabama issued the statement below on the original Executive order and our commitment to diversity and global engagement through the safety and welfare of our international students and scholars remains steadfast.


From the Office of the President, University of South Alabama

U.S. Presidential Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. Under Section 3(c) of that Executive Order, entry into the United States of "immigrants and nonimmigrants" from 7 countries has been suspended for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, "except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas." The countries listed in the Executive Order are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This order relates to visa issuance, screening procedures, entry into the U.S., and refugees from these countries.

With this Executive Order, we strongly advise all nonimmigrants (F-1, J-1, H-1B, etc.) and immigrants (Permanent Resident “green card” holders) from these countries to avoid travel outside the U.S. at this time. If you are from one of these countries and must exit the U.S., we encourage you to seek legal guidance before travel. There is currently no indication that your visa status is being questioned while you remain in the United States. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide additional details and information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please contact our office with specific inquiries or urgent travel issues.

You are a valued member of the University of South Alabama community and family. South Alabama remains committed to supporting your success. We advise that you continue your studies and employment at USA with the same dedication you have always shown. You are welcome here. We are South!

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