On Friday, January 27, the new administration issued an executive order that restricts entry (and reentry), into the U.S. for citizens and nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen on non-immigrant visas.
On Monday, March 6, the administration issued a revision to the January 27 executive order. Citizens from the affected countries — Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya — will be subjected to a 90-day ban on travel to the United States. In a change from the January order, Iraqi nationals are no longer subject to restricted travel to the US. The revised order also calls for a 120-day suspension of the refugee program. The revised executive order will go into effect on March 16, 2017.
The Harvard International Office (HIO) has advised foreign nationals from the six affected countries that until further notice, they most likely will not be readmitted into the United States if they travel abroad.
Faculty and staff across the University are working hard to support affected individuals in our community. Global Support Services has compiled a list of resources and best practices, and continues to provide 24/7 support for travelers through the Harvard Travel Assist program.
The Vice Provost for International Affairs, the HIO, and the Harvard Law School Immigration & Refugee Clinic recently held information sessions regarding the executive orders in both Cambridge and Longwood. You can view the slides from those information sessions here.