On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States lifted preliminary injunctions that had partially blocked Travel Ban 3.0. As a result, the government is allowed to enforce the travel ban on all 8 countries, pending resolution of the government's appeal to the Ninth and Fourth Circuits, and during any further Supreme Court proceedings on that issue.
Travel Ban 3.0 was originally issued on September 24th as a Proclamation and indefinitely blocked entry into the U.S. for certain individuals from eight countries: Iran, Libya, Chad, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Venezuela, and Yemen. The ban applied immediately to those who are covered by the Second Executive Order and who lack a credible bona fide relationship to a person or entity in the U.S.
International students and scholars do have a credible bona fide relationship with Tulane and thus the proclamation does not apply. However, please note that these individuals may still be impacted by enhanced screening. We have also seen enhanced screening for some individuals from other countries outside of those listed in the proclamation.
To learn more about Travel Ban 3.0 click here. As we get more information, we will keep you updated. For a summary of all executive actions/proclamations restricting entry to the U.S, you can view our blog. OISS will continue working with our campus partners, legal counsel, and professional associations to assess information related to any immigration policy changes that could potentially take place.
- Presidential Proclamations: Questions and Answers, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, September 29, 2017.
- Presidential Proclamation Summary, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, September 27, 2017.
- Fact Sheet, prepared by Muslim Advocates and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee with input from Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia of the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 25, 2017.