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Executive Order FAQ
[Last updated on March 17, 2017]
The Office of International Services is here to welcome and support the international students and scholars of the UMB community. This page is here to guide the UMB community regarding the impact of the President’s Executive Order, signed March 6, 2017, which revokes and replaces the Executive Order that was signed on January 27, 2017. The new order was scheduled to be effective on March 16, 2017, however a temporary restraining order has once again been issued by the federal courts. OIS and campus stakeholders will continue to monitor developments regarding this Executive Order and will update this page as more information becomes available.
A helpful question and answer resource can be found on the website of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition to the Executive Order, the President also issued a memorandum to implement more stringent vetting of applications and petitions for immigration benefits.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators has compiled resources on the Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders.
Q: Who at UMB can I talk to about my immigration status?
You can consult with the Office of International Services (OIS) during our walk-in advising hours, or schedule an appointment with OIS staff. You can e-mail us at email@example.com, or you can call us at 410.706.7488. In some cases, we may refer you to outside immigration counsel to assist you. We strongly encourage international students and scholars from the six identified countries to consult OIS staff prior to any international travel.
Q: What is the impact of the Executive Order on faculty, fellows, staff and students from other countries who are non-citizens?
It suspends the ability to renew visas without in-person appointments at U.S. embassies and consulates. As such, there may be increased delays in securing visas and entry into the United States.
Q: What resources are available to assist me during this time?
In addition to OIS, a full list of resources can be found here http://www.umaryland.edu/diversity/resources/legal-and-emotional-support/.
Q: How are the government agencies implementing the Executive Order?
Department of Homeland Security (expand Fact Sheets section)