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Information and resources regarding executive orders on immigration

Country-specific travel ban issued

Sept. 27, 2017

On Sept. 24, President Trump issued a proclamation that imposes new travel restrictions on eight countries. Five of the eight countries—Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen—were included in the previous travel ban, while three countries—Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela—were added to the revised list.

The new restrictions will go into effect on Oct. 18. Until then, by virtue of the president's proclamation, the "old" travel ban will continue for individuals from those countries still on the list who do not have a bona fide relationship with a U.S. person or entity.

Detailed information, including travel restrictions by country, can be found on the university's Office of Global Services website.

Northeastern will continue to follow the situation closely and will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Please contact the university's Office of Global Services at if you have any questions.

Northeastern supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

Sept. 22, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, formed in 2012, provides young, undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation. Individuals with DACA status are permitted to apply for temporary work permits and are eligible to renew their status every two years.

In a message to the Northeastern community on Sept. 4, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun wrote: "Our countless different backgrounds, beliefs, and identities are the foundation of Northeastern's excellence and our most precious resource." And President Aoun asked the community for its "continued support for our community members threatened by the possible repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program."

On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced its intentions to end the DACA program. The Department of Homeland Security has started the wind-down process of the program. At this time, DHS has provided information about the rescission of DACA, including a fact sheet and frequently asked questions. Northeastern will continue to closely monitor the DACA program and update this page as more information becomes available.

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