Updated March 4, 2018

On February 15th, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s award of a preliminary injunction against the travel ban, so long as the preliminary injunction is consistent with the Supreme Court’s ruling on December 4th.

On  December 4, the United States Supreme Court ordered that President Trump’s third travel ban will go into effect while legal challenges are pending.  The travel ban prevents certain nationals from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela from entering the U.S.  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: 413-542-5971 | jbliss@amherst.edu or Tenzin Kunor, Associate Director of Diversity & Leadership: 413-542-5763 | tkunor@amherst.edu

This issue is rapidly evolving, and will require our vigilance and rapid response to ensure that all members of our community are supported and protected.  We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates on this page as well as announcements on the Amherst Daily Message Center.