Executive Order Travel Ban: NAFSA Resources


Travel BanOn March 6, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13780, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States." EO 13780 includes a revised entry ban on citizens of six nations in the Middle East and Africa, which was set to become effective on March 16, 2017. However, two U.S. District Courts (Hawaii and Maryland) have issued orders that currently prevent the Government from enforcing the entry ban. NAFSA is closely monitoring reaction to, implementation of, and challenges to the executive order, and has gathered the following resources to help ensure international education professionals have the tools they need to properly respond to the new rules.

NAFSA Statements

FAQ on Immigration Benefits

NAFSA has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about resources that can assist you in understanding and responding to recent and future changes to immigration benefits.

View the frequently asked questions

Travel Advisory

NAFSA has updated its travel advisory on President Trump's March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States," and provides links to vital resources to help you stay up-to-date and informed. 

Read the advisory

Updates on Executive Order litigation


  • March 16, 2017: The U.S. District Court in Maryland issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, preventing the Government from enforcing Executive Order 13780's 90-day entry bar, but not the executive order's bar on refugee admissions.
  • March 15, 2017: The U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order, preventing the Government from enforcing the 90-day entry bar and 120-day refugee entry bar.

Executive Action Summaries and Links

Executive actions, also called presidential actions, are actions that are taken by the President of the United States, usually through the following vehicles: Executive Orders; Presidential Proclamations; and Presidential Memoranda. NAFSA keeps track of certain executive actions related to immigration, under the current administration.

Read the executive action summary page

From the Community

Tips and information from NAFSA's blog to assist advisers working to help students, scholars, faculty, and staff impacted by the executive orders.