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Announcement: Tufts Latest Guidance on Executive Order (June 26, 2017)

Event Date: 07/26/2017
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari for the travel ban cases and agreed to hear oral arguments this fall. In the meantime, the Court reinstated the administration’s travel ban – at least, in part.

Based on today’s decision, current and incoming Tufts’ students, faculty and staff should still be able to travel abroad and return to the United States. As always, however, we must note that individual travelers may experience heightened screening requirements and delays, as enforcement agencies and airlines come to grips with yet another version of the travel ban. Please be sure to carry documentation evidencing your connection to Tufts (I-20, DS-2019, Non-immigrant visa approval notices, letters of appointment). If you encounter difficulty returning to Tufts, please contact Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 617-627-6911.


Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari for the travel ban cases and agreed to hear oral arguments this fall.  In the meantime, the Court reinstated the administration’s travel ban – at least, in part.  
 
  • The reinstated travel ban only applies to foreign nationals from the six designated countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) who lack "any bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the US.” 
  • The reinstated ban does not apply to students who have been accepted to US universities or employees who work for US companies because these individuals have “bona fide” relationships with U.S. entities that exempt them from the ban. 
 
For full text of the opinion, see here https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/16-1436_l6hc.pdf
 
Based on today’s decision, current and incoming Tufts’ students, faculty and staff should still be able to travel abroad and return to the United States.  As always, however, we must note that individual travelers may experience heightened screening requirements and delays, as enforcement agencies and airlines come to grips with yet another version of the travel ban. Please be sure to carry documentation evidencing your connection to Tufts (I-20, DS-2019, Non-immigrant visa approval notices, letters of appointment).  If you encounter difficulty returning to Tufts, please contact Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 617-627-6911.
 
Tufts remains deeply committed to our international community and recognizes that today’s decision will impact many of our friends and colleagues who do not, as of yet, have a “bona fide” relationship with us.  We will continue to watch these developments closely in the weeks and months ahead and encourage you to be in touch with the Tufts International Office with any questions.