Executive Order Travel Ban: NAFSA Resources


Travel BanTravel Ban 3.0 is currently in effect. On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued Proclamation 9645 (Travel Ban 3.0) pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780. Travel Ban 3.0 is currently in effect, and limits entry to the United States by certain citizens of seven countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. An eighth country, Chad, was removed from this list effective April 10, 2018. The Travel Ban 3.0 restrictions on the remaining seven countries are country-specific, and tailored to the situation of each individual country. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Travel Ban 3.0 on June 26, 2018.

Travel Advisory

Travel Ban 3.0 is currently in effect. On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Travel Ban 3.0. The ban had already been in effect since December 4, 2017, after the Supreme Court stayed preliminary injunctions that had partially blocked the ban. NAFSA has updated its Travel Ban 3.0 advisory, to help you stay up-to-date and informed.

Read NAFSA's Travel Ban 3.0 Advisory

NAFSA Statements

Travel Ban 3.0 before the U.S. Supreme Court

  • June 26, 2018 - America Must Rise Above Racism and Xenophobia (issued following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the ban)
  • March 29, 2018 - NAFSA joined in an amicus brief arguing against the travel ban, filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 33 higher education associations

Statements on September 25, 2017 Proclamation

Statements on Prior 90-Day Travel Ban

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

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

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.