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

Know Your Rights

Tips for Dealing with ICE Officials

The United We Dream website contains a helpful card entitled “What to do if ICE Comes to Your Door.” The card can be downloaded to your phone for quick reference.

Legal & Educational Resources


Campus Resources

  • AdmissionInformation for Undocumented Students (including DACA-Designated Students) — Admission information for first-year applicants
  • Study AbroadDACA Students Study Abroad or Domestic Study — important information for DACA students who are interested in studying abroad.
  • Financial AidFinancial Aid information for First-Year/Transfer Students

We encourage you to drop-in, call or email with any concerns or questions.

Tenzin L. Kunor

Associate Director of Diversity & Leadership