Guidance for the UC community on the executive order affecting visa processes and entry into the United States

The University of California on Jan. 28 issued the following guidance to students, faculty, staff and other members of the UC community about President Trump's executive order restricting entry into the United States:

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that restricts entry into the United States for 90 days for individuals from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  Based on news reports, individuals with immigrant and non-immigrant visas and those with green cards who are originally from these countries are being denied entry into the United States.  We continue to analyze the executive order and its impact on our students, faculty, scholars, employees, and other community members.  At this time, we recommend that UC community members from these seven countries who hold a visa to enter the United States or who are lawful permanent residents do not travel outside of the United States.  

We will continue to monitor and analyze the impact of the executive order and will issue additional guidance as soon as possible.  Until then, if you are a visa holder or green card holder from one of these countries that is currently abroad, or you have any questions, please contact the International Studies Office on your campus.