January 29, 2017
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Many of you have heard that on January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order suspending entry into the United States for refugees for 120 days; nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days; and Syrian refugees indefinitely. Since then, multiple courts have issued emergency stays temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after the order. It is unclear how the temporary stay will affect those in transit and it will take time for a legal resolution. We advise Amherst students, faculty and staff from the affected countries, including those who are dual citizens or have green cards, not to travel outside of the U.S.