New Executive Orders Expected Next Week

February 17, 2017

Dear International Students:

In remarks by President Trump during his press conference yesterday (Thursday, February 16), it was indicated that a new Executive Order (or multiple Executive Orders) will be issued next week to more specifically address visa issuance procedures and travel restrictions that have been part of court actions following the January 27 Executive Order. These actions are likely to be issued by mid-week.

All international students are cautioned about travel outside the U.S. until more information is available. For those currently outside the U.S., planning for re-entry to the U.S. from abroad should also be considered given these developments. The ISO will be sure to update the community via the ISO Major Immigration Updates webpage and by email once we have more official information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ISO.

David C. Elwell
Associate Dean and Director
MIT International Students Office