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Travel Ban Update

On January 30, 2017, MSU Human Resources, along with a number of other offices, sent a notice to Deans, Directors and Chairs regarding the January 27 Executive Order (EO) issued by the White House. The EO suspended entry into the U.S. of certain individuals from seven countries for 90 days. The EO had the potential to impact MSU faculty and staff and their travel plans, including work-related travel. 

However, several developments have occurred since that time:

  • On February 3, a court issued an order suspending the EO. In accordance with the judge's ruling, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended all actions implementing the affected sections of the EO.
  • On March 6, another EO was issued. This travel ban is less restrictive than the one issued in January, but nevertheless may have an impact on MSU faculty and staff. 
  • On March 16, a Hawaii federal judge temporarily blocked the March 6 EO. On March 17 a federal judge in Maryland issued a similar ruling that also temporarily blocked the ban on entry for people from the six countries (the Maryland ruling was narrower in scope than the Hawaii ruling).

For more information on the specifics of this order and all current related information, please see the the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) Executive Orders page.  MSU is monitoring the situation and will update this page with information and resources on how this affects MSU faculty, staff, students and scholars.

If you have further questions, contact OISS.

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