October 17, 2017
On Oct 17, 2017 the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting enforcement of sections 2(a),
(b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) of the Sept 24, 2017 travel ban Proclamation 9645. This Temporary Restraining Order blocks enforcement of the travel ban on Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. The Court continues to uphold enforcement of the portions of the travel ban applying to North Korea and Venezuela.
The Temporary Restraining Order will likely face challenges from the U.S. Government, and the situation remains fluid. For the near future, Berkeley International Office recommends minimizing international travel due to the changing nature of the new administration’s policies on visas and U.S. entry.
Berkeley International Office is continues to monitor issues impacting our international student, scholar and employee populations.