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Information and Resources Regarding Executive Order on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order suspending entry into the United States of immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for the next 90 days. We have created this page to provide you information and resources on how this affects WKU students, faculty, and staff. 

 

UPDATES:  

3/15/17: The U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order, preventing the Government from enforcing the  latest executive order restricting travel and visa issuance for citizens of six countries.  For more information and updates click here

3/6/17: As anticipated, a new executive order was signed today affecting travel and visa issuance for six of the seven countries impacted by the original travel ban. For more information click here

3/3/17: USCIS announced that they will temporarily halt premium processing for H-1B applications

2/23/17: News sources now report that the Trump administration may wait until next week to issue a revised executive order. Since the temporary restraining order remains in place, the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13769 is not currently in effect. We do not yet know what this revised Executive Order will say or when it will go into effect. 

2/17/17: At this time, the temporary restraining order is still in place, so the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13769 is not currently in effect. However, based on information the government provided to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a new Executive Order, which will supersede Executive Order 13769, will be issued soon, probably sometime next week. We do not yet know what this new Executive Order will say or when it will go into effect. 

2/10/17: Appeals Court Keeps Temporary Restraining Order in Place

2/6/17: Temporary Restraining Order Stops Enforcement of Some Key Executive Order Provisions

2/6/17: The Temporary Restraining Order does not affect the new requirement for in-person interviews for all visa applicants. You should continue to plan for increased visa wait times.  

2/3/17: USCIS confirmed that it would continue to process most applications and petitions, including those from nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Examples of applications include USCIS Form I-765 -Application For Employment Authorization  (Optional Practical Training).

  

Travel Advisory

 

Support Sessions and Events

 

Get Smart. Stay Safe

Monday, March 6th, 2018 at 4:30 PM

HCIC Multipurpose Room

See our events page for more information

 

Fridays with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

The Division of Student Affairs Social Justice Working Group, the Counseling & Testing Center, and the office of the Chief Diversity Officer are sponsoring an on-going series and opportunity for our university community to gather, affirm one another, and (re)connect with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Finding Respect in Everyone's Natural Differences and Similarities). Gatherings are scheduled for the following Friday's this spring:

  • February 17th at 1 p.m., in DSU 3023
  • March 3rd at 3 p.m., in DSU 2113
  • March 24th at 11 a.m., in DSU 2113
  • April 14th at 1 p.m., in DSU 3023

 

Unity Walk: Honoring Diversity in Bowling Green

Sponsored by Islamic Center of Bowling Green, First Christian Church, Christ Episcopal Church, International Center of Kentucky, and Gowling Green Women's Intercultural Cafe

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4 pm

For more information visit the Facebook event page

 

Student Meeting with President Gary Ransdell

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 7:30 pm

HCIC Multipurpose Room

 

Immigration Law FAQ

 

Other Resources

 

 

 

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