U.S. immigration ban update
Monday, July 17, 2016
Grandparents of U.S. citizens from the 6 countries—Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen—are eligible to receive U.S. visas, following a ruling from a U.S. district judge in Hawaii. Read more.
Monday, June 29, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a limited version of the March executive order can proceed. The decision allows a temporary suspension of entry to foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, who are outside the United States as of June 26, 2017, who did not have a valid visa at 5 p.m. EST on January 27, 2017, and who do not have a valid visa as on 8 p.m. EDT on June 29, 2017.
According to the Government of Canada, the temporary restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport, including Canadian citizens with dual citizenship with one of the 6 countries. Before you travel, contact U.S. Customs and Border Patrol or the Embassy of the United States of America or one of its consulates if you have any questions on entry requirements.
To see how this order could affect you, please refer to the Q&A published by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
On March 6, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order for a revised travel ban. Effective March 16, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, who are outside the U.S. and who did not have a valid visa at 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 27, 2017, and do not have a valid visa on the effective date of this order are not eligible to enter the U.S. while the temporary suspension remains in effect. Thus, any individual who had a valid visa either on Jan. 27, 2017 (prior to 5 p.m. EST) or holds a valid visa on the effective date of the executive order is not barred from seeking entry.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the Canadian government will review the revised order to fully understand its implications.
To see how this order could affect you, please refer to the Q&A published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Please contact your local U.S. Embassy if you require any additional information. Also, please contact your airline directly for the most accurate flight information.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2017
The U of A has waived application fees for citizens of the seven countries affected by the U.S. travel ban. Applicants from these affected countries with questions about study permits, or concerns about meeting application or document deadlines, should contact University of Alberta International at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice. The university will make efforts to accommodate, wherever possible.
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Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Today, as president of the University of Alberta—but also as a citizen of Alberta and Canada—I want to voice our university’s firm commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the face of rising isolationism and division. These values guide our actions every day in a myriad of small ways, but sometimes, we are called to stand up for them in visible and vocal ways.
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