Major Immigration Updates

July 2020

USDHS Guidance for Fall 2020 – Current Updates – Awaiting Court Decision
July 13, 2020

We are all anxious about the recent USDHS guidance, and, as I indicated on Friday, we had hoped to be able to provide you with some answers to your questions […]

MIT Reviewing USDHS Guidance/FAQ for Fall 2020
July 11, 2020

As a follow up to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) Guidance on COVID-19 and procedures impacting international students for Fall 2020, issued on July 6, USDHS on July 7 issued […]

MIT Reviewing USDHS Guidance for Fall 2020
July 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has today issued its guidance on procedures that will apply to international students for the Fall 2020 semester in response to COVID-19.  We understand that USDHS […]

June 2020

Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspending Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants in H, L, and J Status
June 23, 2020

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation titled Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak. The Proclamation will […]

MIT Monitoring Potential Presidential Proclamations
June 14, 2020 Dear Students: There is speculation that the White House may soon announce an executive action temporarily restricting entry to the US by certain nonimmigrant visa holders, possibly including H-1B […]

May 2020

Presidential Proclamation Impacting Certain Chinese Students and Scholars: Letter to MIT International Students
May 31, 2020

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation that may affect certain nationals from the People’s Republic of China seeking entry in F or J visa status to pursue graduate study or research at MIT.

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry to U.S. from Brazil, Iran, or China
May 24, 2020

On May 24, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation restricting travel to the US by individuals who have been to Brazil, Iran, or China within the previous 14 days.  The travel restriction takes […]

April 2020

Executive Order Suspending Immigrant Visa Entry to the U.S.
April 23, 2020

Dear International Students and Scholars, We are writing to provide you with information on a new Executive Order (the Proclamation) signed by President Trump yesterday.  We hope that this information […]

President Trump Tweets of Possible Executive Order to Suspend Immigration to the U.S.
April 21, 2020

Last night (Monday, April 20), President Trump tweeted that he will be “signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” in response to COVID-19.   Since […]

USDHS Announces Extension of “Non-Essential” Travel Restriction Between Canada-U.S.-Mexico
April 20, 2020

Update 07/21/2020: Travel restriction between U.S.-Canada-Mexico extended to August 21, 2020. USDHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf released a statement that the restrictions on “Non-Essential” travel between Canada, the U.S., and […]