On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a cruel modification to the rules affecting people in the U.S. on student visas. Because many colleges and universities have not finalized plans for the rest of the year, it is difficult to estimate how many students may be impacted. Below is general information about the student ban.
On April 22, 2020 President Trump signed a proclamation temporarily suspending the entry of certain immigrants into the United States in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Proclamation builds on a number of anti-immigrant policies put forward by the administration in the last several years by closing off almost all legal pathways to immigration.
While this information is subject to change, here is what we know now.
Yesterday, President Biden signed a Proclamation ending the Muslim and African Bans. This Proclamation revokes Executive Order 13780 and Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983, which restricted entry into the United States for people from primarily Muslim and African countries and were rooted in Islamophobia and Racism.
Below is general information about what the Proclamation means, what to expect, and how you can help others.