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Information on Executive Order

Information on Executive Order

This page was last updated on February 10, 2020.

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On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision on the most recent version of what is commonly called the “travel ban” - the Presidential Proclamation of 9/24/2017. This allows the travel ban to remain in effect, with no expiration date.

Latest Updates

On January 31, 2020, the Trump administration expanded its previous travel ban (known as Travel Ban 3.0) by adding six new countries (Travel Ban 4.0). Additionally, new restrictions are now in effect for those traveling from China (China Travel Restrictions).

What You Need to Know About Travel Ban 4.0:

  • The six countries added to the existing travel ban are: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
  • The expanded ban becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on February 21, 2020.
  • The ban contains restrictions on immigrants but not on nonimmigrants. In other words, little has changed for students and their dependents in F or J status.. Students can continue their studies and travel in and out of the US. After completing their programs, students may begin another degree program or apply for OPT, if eligible. Friends or family who wish to travel to the US to visit may still do so by applying for a non-immigrant B-1 or B-2 visa.

The previous travel ban, Travel Ban 3.0, which included Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, is still in effect.  Each country has specific restrictions on types of visas that will be issued. For complete details of Travel Bans 3.0 and 4.0, view this List of Travel Restrictions By Country.

What You Need to Know About China Travel Restrictions:

  • "Foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States for this time," per a presidential proclamation under INA 212(f), signed by President Trump on January 31.
  • Any U.S. citizen returning to the United States who has been in Hubei province in the 14 days prior to their entry to the United States will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine to ensure they have been provided proper medical care and health screening
  • Any U.S. citizen returning to the United States who has been anywhere else in mainland China in the 14 days prior to their entry to the United States will undergo "proactive entry health screening at a select number of ports of entry," and up to 14 days of "monitored self-quarantine" to ensure they have not contracted the virus and do not pose a public health risk.
  • For international students planning to travel to China, this could prevent them from re-entering the US to resume their studies. This could also prevent friends and family planning to visit. At this time, we do not recommend traveling to China if international students have not yet completed their academic program. If international students have friends or family who plan to visit the US, we recommend they share this news with them so they can re-evaluate their travel plans.

If you are from one of the affected countries and thinking of traveling, please consult with ISSS. If you are impacted by this in other ways and would like to talk with someone, please consult the list of resources below.



In partnership with other organizations, the University has worked hard to share the benefits international students and scholars bring to our campus and community by advocating to members of Congress and government agencies. Thanks to this outreach, members of Congress from both political parties have increasingly acknowledged the negative headwinds international students and scholars currently face to study in the United States. At least 62 members of Congress have spoken out in defense of international students and scholars in the past year, sending a message that many leaders in the United States still value international education.

Maintaining Your Status, Knowing Your Rights

F-1 and J-1 students, remember to (click the links to learn more about each requirement):

Also, know your rights when interacting with US federal and local law enforcement. Visit the links below for more information:


Details on the Most Recent Executive Action

Support on Campus

We urge anyone experiencing distress or needing support to consider the following offices and individuals as resources.

Office Contact Information
Center for International Programs Tim Kao, Director of International Student and Scholar Services: or 937.229.2770
Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center Dr. Daria Graham, Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs: or 937.229.3634
Campus Ministry Crystal Sullivan, Executive Director of Campus Ministry: or 937.229.3369
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Larry Burnley, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion: or 937.229.4073
Human Rights Center Shelley Ingles, Executive Director of Human Rights Center: or 937.229.3294
Counseling Center (students) 937.229.3141
Employee Assistance Program (staff and faculty) LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program

University Response to Executive Order

University statement on executive order President Spina’s blog
University announcement
Jan 2017
International Student & Scholar Services statements on executive order

Message to all students
Message to students from affected countries

Jan 2017
You Are Welcome Here Video You Are Welcome Here

Feb 2017

Student Government Association Resolution 1617-09 Expressing Support for those Affected by President Trump's Immigration EO

Feb 2017

Center for International Programs message to Faculty and Staff

Message to Faculty and Staff

Jan 2019

Immigration Working Group Update

Protocol for Immigration Agent Request for Information

Jan 2019

ISSS Staff Travels to Washington, D.C.

NAFSA Advocacy Day

Mar 2017,
Mar 2019

Suggestions to Support Students

If you are a faculty or staff member seeking ways to support students, please review these suggestions.

Protocol for Immigration Agent Request for Information

The University of Dayton has protocols in place for responding to government authorities, particularly as such officials engage in immigration enforcement activities. It is important that all offices be aware of these protocols. Please share this information with your colleagues and especially with students who work in your office. Information about the protocol can be found here.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information

The University of Dayton has created a website intended to serve as an information hub for students and other members of the UD community who have DACA status or who are undocumented.  To learn more about support on campus, DACA latest developments, university communications, and other useful resources please visit website Information about DACA.


International Student and Scholar Services

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469