Immigration Statement (January 27, 2017)

The following is a statement intended for the Honors College community

As you may know, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 27, which suspends entry into the United States of immigrants and non-immigrants from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – for the next 90 days (there is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees entering the United States).  Although the language of the order is not completely clear, “immigrant and non-immigrant” would appear to cover those with a temporary visa (e.g., B-1, H-1B and L-1). However, the situation for permanent residents, dual citizens, and others who may have traveled to these seven countries still carries uncertainty.
 
Michigan State University’s primary concern now is for the safety and security of members of our community. The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) has communicated directly with all students and scholars from the affected countries who are at university under visa status in an effort to provide timely and accurate information.
 
Given the dynamic nature of the situation, the Honors College is unable to offer direct advice or guidance about travel and immigration issues beyond those available in MSU’s travel advisory. Anyone who may be impacted by these developments is strongly encouraged to read and watch for communications from OISS
 
As President Lou Anna K. Simon has said, our core MSU values are quality, inclusiveness, and connectivity, and this action is an impediment to each. Please let Honors College staff know if you believe you may need additional campus resources for support by emailing honors@msu.edu or by calling the main office at 517-355-2326.