US Supreme Court Rules Students Are Excluded from Travel Ban
What you will find below is information as it developed when the travel ban initially went into effect, and then how the policy evolved to not affect international students as long as the conditions stated below are given. FIU continues to be an institution that welcomes and greatly values our international community of students, scholars, faculty and administrators ; and we are proud of our global mission and all that we have accomplished to make FIU a true international institution.
On Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court allowed parts of President Trump’s visa/travel ban Executive Order to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” According to the Supreme Court, examples of bona fide relationships include students admitted to a United States college or university; those with a close family relationship with an individual in the United States; those who have accepted offers of employment in the United States; and those invited to give a lecture in the United States. Based on the Supreme Court decision, the travel ban does NOT impact continuing or prospective students.
President Trump’s travel ban executive order is in force against certain nationals of six restricted countries and against refugees from any country.
The ban was put in place following a Supreme Court decision Monday to allow the Trump Administration to partially enforce the ban, but to exempt foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship to an entity or person in the United States. Most employer-sponsored foreign nationals should be exempt.