Travel Ban Information and Resources

On January 27, and again in a revision on March 6, a presidential executive order (EO) was signed that sought to impose a 90-day suspension of entry to the U.S. of nationals of certain designated countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  We at Agnes Scott have been very concerned about the travel ban given our core values as a college committed to global learning and as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community. The Center for Global Learning has created this page to provide information and resources for students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars.

Latest Update

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government's request to allow the 90-day travel ban for six countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, except for individuals “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.  The partial travel ban could go into effect as early as 72 hours from the Court’s ruling, or Thursday, June 29, 2017.

What This Means:

The U.S. Supreme Court gives the following examples of individuals who would have the required "formal, documented…bona fide relationship" with a U.S. entity, and therefore would remain exempt from the 90-day ban: 

  • Students who have been admitted to a U.S. school
  • Workers who accept an offer of employment from a U.S. employer
  • Lecturers invited to address an American audience.

Agnes Scott College community members, therefore, should continue to be exempt from the 90-day ban, with neither visa processing nor travel changing.

We recognize that this temporary partial travel ban is still concerning and could indirectly affect many of us to different degrees, and we stand firmly in support of all kinds of diversity, including national, religious, racial, and ethnic, and of freedom, justice, and compassion for all people.  If you have questions or would like additional documentation of your status as an admitted Agnes Scott student, please contact the Center for Global Learning at 404.471.5380.

Messages from President Kiss on Travel Ban

A Response to the Executive Order on Refugees and Immigration (PDF)
Supporting All Members of Our Campus Community in Challenging Times (PDF)

Travel Tips for Entering the U.S.

Airport Do's and Don'ts (PDF)

Information Resources

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)