U.S. immigration ban update
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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