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Information on Executive Order

Information on Executive Order

This page was last updated on Jan 2, 2019.

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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.

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Seven countries are listed in the proclamation, including Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Each country has specific restrictions on types of visas that will be issued. For complete details, view this List of Travel Restrictions By Country.

It’s important to note that although immigrant and tourist visas are restricted for most countries on the list, student and scholar visas (F and J) are not restricted for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Venezuela and Yemen.

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 addition, this proclamation does not apply to anyone who currently holds a valid US visa or equivalent legal status (e.g. US permanent resident, asylum, etc.) that was granted on or before Oct. 18, 2017.

Current UD international students and scholars who already have valid F or J visas can and should continue to apply for all normal benefits of their immigration status, such as CPT and OPT employment, extensions of status, etc.


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