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This page serves as a resource to capture the changing regulatory policies for visa holders in the United States, as well as to document the public response from the academic community. It will be updated as additional guidance and information is available.
March 6, 2017
- On Monday, March 6, 2017 a new executive order related to immigration travel visas was signed. Specific information to F and J students and scholars will be posted on the OIE website as it becomes available.
- On Tuesday, March 7, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson released a statement in response to the newest executive order.
- Georgia Tech provides an Employee Assistance Program to all benefits-eligible staff and faculty (and their families) for consultation on a range of topics, including legal advice. Additional support may be obtained via Georgia Tech's Global Human Resources.
- Students with questions are encouraged to direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Division of Student Life also offers a number of services to aid students in need.
February 1, 2017
- The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) offer its statement, with questions and answers, on the executive order.
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also offered a statement on compliance and enforcement of the executive order.
- The U.S. Department of State has updated its Office of Visa Services website to reflect the new directive.
January 29, 2017
- President G.P. "Bud" Peterson offered a statement regarding the executive order.
- To understand the executive order and its implications, NAFSA: Association of International Educators offers a detailed explanation. In addition, the Council on Global Immigration shared its summary on how the order affects employment.