We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.
UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:
Non-immigrants, immigrant visa holders and U.S. lawful permanent residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – including dual nationals in one of these countries and another foreign country – will not be permitted to enter the United States until at least April 27, 2017 and possibly longer, under an executive order that was signed today.
The article covers the following topics:
- Who Is Subject to the Entry Ban?
- Widespread Government Processing Delays Expected
- What The Entry Ban Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
- Important Travel Considerations for Foreign Nationals
You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kc8x4T
During times of uncertainty, it is important to know that you are not alone or isolated in your concern. Know that we stand with you. We value, respect, and appreciate the many contributions that our international students, scholars, and professionals bring to our UCF community. We are a stronger community because of you, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion, and community that make UCF a place where everyone can thrive.
UCF students are reminded that free and confidential counseling services are available through UCF Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS): http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu
Other members of the international community can refer to the Community Provider Database to locate counseling services: https://cpd.sdes.ucf.edu
Additionally, we have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:
- Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
- Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119
If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv
UCF Global is here to support you, and we will continue to update you as further information becomes available.
Last Updated: 1/30/2017 – 3:25PM