Updated Oct0ber 18, 2017

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nation-wide temporary restraining order preventing much of President Trump’s third travel ban from taking effect on October 18, 2017.   The judge’s ruling temporarily blocks the provisions of the ban that prevent certain nationals from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad and Somalia from entering the U.S.  The ban remains in effect for certain nationals from North Korea and Venezuela. At this time, we recommend that students, faculty, and staff from any of the eight countries (except those who have dual-citizenship and are traveling under a passport issued by a country other than one of the eight countries) consult with the college’s immigration attorney before traveling outside of the United States.


To arrange a consultation with the college’s outside immigration counsel, please contact Hanna Bliss, Director of the Center for International Student Engagement, at 413.542.5971 or jbliss@amherst.edu

The White House - link to Immigration information

Immigration Enforcement

Educational, legal, regional and on-campus information and resources for undocumented and DACAmented students, and current relevant updates regarding travel bans.

Communications from President Martin