Information on Executive Order

Information on Executive Order

This page was last updated on June 28, 2018.

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Latest Developments

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 proclamation has been currently enforced since December 2017. The Supreme Court decision upholds that proclamation. This means it is allowed to remain in effect, and there is no expiration date.

Impact of the Proclamation

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.

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.

ISSS Encourages Caution

ISSS remains cautious due to heightened security measures at airports and other ports-of-entry. Before making international travel plans, we encourage all students, scholars and members of the UD community to speak with an advisor at ISSS, if they are nationals of one of the affected countries.

Please note, each case of visa issuance and admission to the U.S. is always at the discretion of the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security. This has not changed.

In the current climate, the University strongly recommends that every international student, scholar, faculty and staff member carry documents with them at all times to show evidence of their status. This includes copies of your passport, visa, I-94, and I-20 or DS-2019. An easy way to do this is to scan PDFs and save them in your smartphone.

Maintaining Your Status, Knowing Your Rights

More than ever, it is important for international members of the University community to understand the meaning of your immigration status. For F-1 and J-1 students, specifically 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:

ISSS will continue to advocate for University of Dayton students and scholars at the campus and community levels by providing education and training to the entire community. ISSS staff are also voicing our concerns through our professional network, NAFSA, the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, which actively engages with federal agencies and politicians.


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
Office of Multicultural Affairs Daria Graham, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Affairs: or 937.229.3634
Campus Ministry Crystal Sullivan, Director of Campus Ministry: or 937.229.3369
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Larry Burnley, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion: or 937.229.4073
Human Rights Center Anthony Talbott, Interim 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
Immigration Working Group Members Contact Information
Larry Burnley, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion or 937.229.4073
Ellen Fleischmann, Professor of history and Alumni Chair in Humanities or 937.229.3046
Miranda Hallett, Assistant Professor of Anthropology or 937.229.2430
Sayeh Meisami, Assistant Professor of Philosophy or 937.229.2809
Yousef Farhat, Human Rights Center or 937.229.3294
Amy Anderson, Associate Provost for Global and Intercultural Affairs; Executive Director of the Center for International Programs or 937.229.4413
Merida Allen, Director of Multicultural Education and Student Leadership, Office of Multicultural Affairs or 937.229.3634
Brother Raymond Fitz, S.M., Fr. Ferree Professor of Social Justice or 937.229.5409
Chloé Massie- Costales, Student in Human Rights and Sociology Major and Anthropology Minor 
Samantha Noelle Mayne, Student in International Studies and Peace and Global Studies Major 

University Communications in Response to Executive Order

University statement on executive order President Spina’s blog
University announcement
 Jan 30
International Student & Scholar Services statements on executive order

Message to all students
Message to students from affected countries

 Jan 30
You Are Welcome Here Video You Are Welcome Here

 Feb 1

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

Feb 12

Center for International Programs message to Faculty and Staff

Message to Faculty and Staff

Feb 15

Immigration Working Group Update

Protocol for Immigration Agent Request for Information

April 24-28

Related Campus Events

More information on upcoming related campus events will be posted soon.

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

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