Executive Order Information

2017 President Executive Orders

UPDATE as of 3/6/2017

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that affects border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures.  The new EO revokes the signed Executive Order of January 27, 2017 as of March 16, 2017.  The Executive Order will “suspend entry into the United States” of nonimmigrants from at least 6 countries, for 90 days from the effective date of the Executive Order which is March 16, 2017, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, or G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 visas.

The list of countries includes Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The EO leaves open the possibility of adding more countries later.  After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.  Some individuals may pursue a waiver of the temporary suspension by meeting strict specified requirements stated by the EO through the Department of Homeland Security’s US Department of State consular office and US Customs and Border Protection.

For the next 90 days, foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who are outside the United States on the effective date of the order, do not currently have a valid visa on the effective date of this order, and did not have a valid visa at 5:00 eastern standard time on January 27, 2017 (the effective date of the previous Executive Order), are not eligible to travel to the United States.

The key changes from the previous (1/27/2017) to current (and effective 3/16/2017) Executive Order are:

  • Iraq has been removed from the list of countries.
  • The ban does not apply to people who had a valid visa at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 2017, or those who have a valid visa on the effective date of March 16, 2017.
  • Green card holders (US Permanent Residents) and dual nationals presenting the passport of a country that is not listed are not prohibited from entering the United States under the revised travel ban.
  • Nonimmigrants from the six countries will be unable to get new visas issued to enter the United States from abroad or to travel abroad.

Overview of prior developments:

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that affected border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures. Section 3 of that Executive Order “suspends entry into the United States” of both nonimmigrants and immigrants from at least 7 countries, for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations.

At that time, the seven countries were: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The Order suspended entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants of the identified countries. “Nonimmigrants” includes categories such as B, E, F, H, J, O, TN, etc. The term “Immigrants” encompasses both new immigrants as well as lawful U.S. Permanent Residents (i.e. green card holders). There was release of information that the Executive Order ban does not apply to lawful U.S. Permanent Residents. However, it appears that the entry process of any U.S. Permanent Resident will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued on February 3, 2017 and re-confirmed February 10, 2017

From DHS regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/02/04/dhs-statement-compliance-recent-court-order

“WASHINGTON - In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS  suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the January 27 Executive Order entitled, 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.'

This included actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel resumed inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

According to the Department of Justice, they intended to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the president's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate.

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: http://www.aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning

For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. For those who are outside the USA and are planning to return in the near future, please contact International Programs/International Services to receive guidance and specific information.

It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times:

*When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry your LSU ID and driver’s license if needed. It is recommended that some form of nonimmigrant documents that identify your status in the US be in your possession, such as a copy of the front page of your passport and the visa page. You may easily save the pics in your smartphone.

* When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of your original documents in your possession at all times. This is recommended national practice.

* When travelling internationally, it has always been advised and required to have all original documents in your possession.

For international F and J students, the documents for international travel may be found by clicking here.

For international employees, the documents for international travel for H1-B visa holders may be found by clicking here. Information for J-1 visa holders may be fournd here.

The most recent update (as of 03/07/2017) from NAFSA considering the Travel Advisory may be found by clicking here.

The most recent information from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the “News” section: https://www.uscis.gov/

The most recent information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under “News & Updates” section: https://www.dhs.gov/. More information specific to the Executive Order may also be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/executive-orders-protecting-homeland

It is highly recommended that you become very familiar with information concerning interactions with any officials in the USA and your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Additional information concerning the Executive Orders may be found at:

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Law Center

If you have questions or concerns please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225)578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

Executive Order Information

The Implications of the 2017 President Executive Orders

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that affect border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures. Section 3 of that Executive Order will “suspend entry into the United States” of both nonimmigrants and immigrants from at least 7 countries, for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations.

At this time, the seven countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Additional countries could also be included on this list. The Order suspends entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants of the identified countries. “Nonimmigrants” includes categories such as B, E, F, H, J, O, TN, etc. The term “Immigrants” encompasses both new immigrants as well as lawful U.S. Permanent Residents (i.e. green card holders). Recently there has been release of information that the Executive Order ban does not apply to lawful U.S. Permanent Residents. However, it appears that the entry process of any U.S. Permanent Resident will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.

Overview of recent developments:

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued on February 3, 2017 and re-confirmed February 10, 2017

From DHS regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/02/04/dhs-statement-compliance-recent-court-order

“WASHINGTON - In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.'

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the president's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the president has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

For now, the TRO remains in effect nationwide at least until there can be a preliminary hearing on the matter. Normally, it would take a few weeks to have a preliminary hearing; however, it is not known for certain whether the TRO will hold for any specified period.

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: http://www.aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning

Because of the large uncertainty of any current U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security actions, decisions and processing time durations due to the new Executive Orders, it is the conservative recommendation that persons refrain from any international travel now. As for the specific countries listed, U.S. presence is not in question but any attempt to re-enter the USA is being restricted as indicated. For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. For those who are outside the USA and are planning to return in the near future, please contact International Programs/International Services to receive guidance and specific information.

It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times:

* When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry a photocopy of your current I-94 status record, copies of important passport pages (such as the US visa, personal bio information, expiration date and latest U.S. entry date stamp), and other documents related to your U.S. status.

* When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of your original documents in your possession at all times, including your I-20 or DS-2019.

* When travelling internationally, it has always been advised and required to have all original documents in your possession.

For international F and J students, the documents for international travel may be found by clicking here.

For international employees, the documents for international travel for H1-B visa holders may be found by clicking here. Information for J-1 visa holders may be fournd here.

The most recent update (as of 2/12/2017) from NAFSA considering the Travel Advisory may be found by clicking here.

The most recent information from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the “News” section: https://www.uscis.gov/

The most recent information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under “News & Updates” section: https://www.dhs.gov/. More information specific to the Executive Order may also be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/executive-orders-protecting-homeland

It is highly recommended that you become very familiar with information concerning interactions with any officials in the USA and your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Additional information concerning the Executive Orders may be found at:

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Law Center

If you have questions or concerns please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225)578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

- See more at: http://a.cms.omniupdate.com/files/content?site=www&path=%2Fintlpro%2Fexecutive_order_information.pcf&target=www&edit=true&nonce=1488901888861#sthash.yVM2j3lp.dpuf

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that affect border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures. Section 3 of that Executive Order will “suspend entry into the United States” of both nonimmigrants and immigrants from at least 7 countries, for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations.

At this time, the seven countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Additional countries could also be included on this list. The Order suspends entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants of the identified countries. “Nonimmigrants” includes categories such as B, E, F, H, J, O, TN, etc. The term “Immigrants” encompasses both new immigrants as well as lawful U.S. Permanent Residents (i.e. green card holders). Recently there has been release of information that the Executive Order ban does not apply to lawful U.S. Permanent Residents. However, it appears that the entry process of any U.S. Permanent Resident will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.

Overview of recent developments:

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued on February 3, 2017 and re-confirmed February 10, 2017

From DHS regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/02/04/dhs-statement-compliance-recent-court-order

“WASHINGTON - In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.'

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the president's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the president has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

For now, the TRO remains in effect nationwide at least until there can be a preliminary hearing on the matter. Normally, it would take a few weeks to have a preliminary hearing; however, it is not known for certain whether the TRO will hold for any specified period.

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: http://www.aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning

Because of the large uncertainty of any current U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security actions, decisions and processing time durations due to the new Executive Orders, it is the conservative recommendation that persons refrain from any international travel now. As for the specific countries listed, U.S. presence is not in question but any attempt to re-enter the USA is being restricted as indicated. For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. For those who are outside the USA and are planning to return in the near future, please contact International Programs/International Services to receive guidance and specific information.

It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times:

* When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry a photocopy of your current I-94 status record, copies of important passport pages (such as the US visa, personal bio information, expiration date and latest U.S. entry date stamp), and other documents related to your U.S. status.

* When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of your original documents in your possession at all times, including your I-20 or DS-2019.

* When travelling internationally, it has always been advised and required to have all original documents in your possession.

For international F and J students, the documents for international travel may be found by clicking here.

For international employees, the documents for international travel for H1-B visa holders may be found by clicking here. Information for J-1 visa holders may be fournd here.

The most recent update (as of 2/12/2017) from NAFSA considering the Travel Advisory may be found by clicking here.

The most recent information from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the “News” section: https://www.uscis.gov/

The most recent information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under “News & Updates” section: https://www.dhs.gov/. More information specific to the Executive Order may also be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/executive-orders-protecting-homeland

It is highly recommended that you become very familiar with information concerning interactions with any officials in the USA and your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Additional information concerning the Executive Orders may be found at:

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Law Center

If you have questions or concerns please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225)578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

- See more at: http://a.cms.omniupdate.com/files/content?site=www&path=%2Fintlpro%2Fexecutive_order_information.pcf&target=www&edit=true&nonce=1488901888861#sthash.yVM2j3lp.dpuf

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that affect border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures. Section 3 of that Executive Order will “suspend entry into the United States” of both nonimmigrants and immigrants from at least 7 countries, for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations.

At this time, the seven countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Additional countries could also be included on this list. The Order suspends entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants of the identified countries. “Nonimmigrants” includes categories such as B, E, F, H, J, O, TN, etc. The term “Immigrants” encompasses both new immigrants as well as lawful U.S. Permanent Residents (i.e. green card holders). Recently there has been release of information that the Executive Order ban does not apply to lawful U.S. Permanent Residents. However, it appears that the entry process of any U.S. Permanent Resident will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.

Overview of recent developments:

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued on February 3, 2017 and re-confirmed February 10, 2017

From DHS regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/02/04/dhs-statement-compliance-recent-court-order

“WASHINGTON - In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.'

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the president's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the president has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

For now, the TRO remains in effect nationwide at least until there can be a preliminary hearing on the matter. Normally, it would take a few weeks to have a preliminary hearing; however, it is not known for certain whether the TRO will hold for any specified period.

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: http://www.aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning

Because of the large uncertainty of any current U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security actions, decisions and processing time durations due to the new Executive Orders, it is the conservative recommendation that persons refrain from any international travel now. As for the specific countries listed, U.S. presence is not in question but any attempt to re-enter the USA is being restricted as indicated. For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. For those who are outside the USA and are planning to return in the near future, please contact International Programs/International Services to receive guidance and specific information.

It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times:

* When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry a photocopy of your current I-94 status record, copies of important passport pages (such as the US visa, personal bio information, expiration date and latest U.S. entry date stamp), and other documents related to your U.S. status.

* When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of your original documents in your possession at all times, including your I-20 or DS-2019.

* When travelling internationally, it has always been advised and required to have all original documents in your possession.

For international F and J students, the documents for international travel may be found by clicking here.

For international employees, the documents for international travel for H1-B visa holders may be found by clicking here. Information for J-1 visa holders may be fournd here.

The most recent update (as of 2/12/2017) from NAFSA considering the Travel Advisory may be found by clicking here.

The most recent information from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the “News” section: https://www.uscis.gov/

The most recent information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under “News & Updates” section: https://www.dhs.gov/. More information specific to the Executive Order may also be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/executive-orders-protecting-homeland

It is highly recommended that you become very familiar with information concerning interactions with any officials in the USA and your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Additional information concerning the Executive Orders may be found at:

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Law Center

If you have questions or concerns please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225)578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

- See more at: http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/executive_order_information.php#sthash.qjOLipbF.dpuf

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that affect border security, immigration, and enforcement procedures. Section 3 of that Executive Order will “suspend entry into the United States” of both nonimmigrants and immigrants from at least 7 countries, for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, NATO visas, and C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations.

At this time, the seven countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Additional countries could also be included on this list. The Order suspends entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants of the identified countries. “Nonimmigrants” includes categories such as B, E, F, H, J, O, TN, etc. The term “Immigrants” encompasses both new immigrants as well as lawful U.S. Permanent Residents (i.e. green card holders). Recently there has been release of information that the Executive Order ban does not apply to lawful U.S. Permanent Residents. However, it appears that the entry process of any U.S. Permanent Resident will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: After 90 days, the entry ban is not automatically lifted.

Overview of recent developments:

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued on February 3, 2017 and re-confirmed February 10, 2017

From DHS regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/02/04/dhs-statement-compliance-recent-court-order

“WASHINGTON - In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.'

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the president's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the president has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

For now, the TRO remains in effect nationwide at least until there can be a preliminary hearing on the matter. Normally, it would take a few weeks to have a preliminary hearing; however, it is not known for certain whether the TRO will hold for any specified period.

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the Temporary Restraining Order: http://www.aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning

Because of the large uncertainty of any current U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security actions, decisions and processing time durations due to the new Executive Orders, it is the conservative recommendation that persons refrain from any international travel now. As for the specific countries listed, U.S. presence is not in question but any attempt to re-enter the USA is being restricted as indicated. For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. For those who are outside the USA and are planning to return in the near future, please contact International Programs/International Services to receive guidance and specific information.

It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times:

* When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry a photocopy of your current I-94 status record, copies of important passport pages (such as the US visa, personal bio information, expiration date and latest U.S. entry date stamp), and other documents related to your U.S. status.

* When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of your original documents in your possession at all times, including your I-20 or DS-2019.

* When travelling internationally, it has always been advised and required to have all original documents in your possession.

For international F and J students, the documents for international travel may be found by clicking here.

For international employees, the documents for international travel for H1-B visa holders may be found by clicking here. Information for J-1 visa holders may be fournd here.

The most recent update (as of 2/12/2017) from NAFSA considering the Travel Advisory may be found by clicking here.

The most recent information from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the “News” section: https://www.uscis.gov/

The most recent information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under “News & Updates” section: https://www.dhs.gov/. More information specific to the Executive Order may also be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/executive-orders-protecting-homeland

It is highly recommended that you become very familiar with information concerning interactions with any officials in the USA and your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Additional information concerning the Executive Orders may be found at:

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Law Center

If you have questions or concerns please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225)578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

- See more at: http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/executive_order_information.php#sthash.qjOLipbF.dpuf