To our Ball State faculty, staff, and students,
As you might know, there have been recent developments regarding immigration. As we work together to understand these events, we are aware of the concern this might cause our Ball State community.
It is important to restate that we are committed to our inclusive environment and remain very supportive of all of our students, especially international students and faculty who might feel particularly vulnerable at this time. We will continue to closely follow developments and provide appropriate support and assistance.
On March 15, a federal judge halted a new executive order which was originally signed by President Trump on March 6. Therefore the new Executive Order is presently not in effect. The new order had revoked and replaced Executive Order 13769 in its entirety, effective March 16, 2017. The new executive order did not affect F or J visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen if they currently had a valid visa on the effective date or held a valid visa on January 27, prior to the issuance of the executive order. Travelers whose visas expire after the effective date of the executive order, must obtain a new, valid visa to return to the United States. Those with expired visas or valid visas without multiple entries from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen should contact International Student Services staff if they plan to travel overseas and return to the U.S. between March 16 and June 14, 2017. The new executive order no longer impacted citizens from Iraq.
International Student Services staff in the Rinker Center for International Programs are standing by for anyone who needs help or has questions. Call 765-285-5422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.