Executive Order 13780
The University of Washington is closely monitoring the changing situation regarding Executive Order 13780 on immigration and how it impacts members of the UW tri-campus community, especially those from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The June 26, 2017 the Supreme Court decision "partially restores the 90-day travel ban". The lower courts' injunctions on the ban remain intact for individuals "who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." To qualify as a bona fide relationship with a U.S. entity, "the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading EO-2." The Court gives the following examples of individuals who would likely have the required "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. entity, and therefore would remain exempt from the 90-day ban:
- Students who have been admitted to a U.S. School
- Workers who accept an offer of employment from a U.S. employer
- Lecturers invited to address an American audience
Most students, exchange students, and employment-based nonimmigrants should be able to meet this condition, and should therefore continue to be protected from the 90-day ban".
As we learn of any updates or new information, we will post to this page. Another good source for information on the Executive Orders on immigration and travel is NAFSA: Travel Ban Resources.
U.S. permanent residents from all nations, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen:
The Executive Order 13780 would not limit travel or mobility for these community members.
Dual citizens with citizenship from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen:
The Executive Order 13780 states that individuals with dual citizenship would be allowed to travel to the U.S. with passports from non-affected countries.
All other immigration document types:
The Executive Order 13780 states that citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with valid U.S. immigration documents issued prior to March 16, 2017 would be allowed to return to the U.S. after traveling abroad.
Individuals from all other countries not included in the executive order are advised to travel internationally with caution. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol may hold you for additional screening upon your return to the U.S. It is important that you bring all appropriate documentation, and you should adjust your plans to allow extra transit time.
The Executive Order 13780 does not limit travel or mobility for these community members.
Following earlier advisories from United We Dream and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, we are recommending to undocumented students that they refrain from any international travel, including for study abroad.