Information and Resources on the Executive Order Suspending Entry into the United States

The SUNY Cortland International Programs Office (IPO) has prepared this web page to provide updates and resources related to President Trump’s January 27, 2017, Executive Order 13769 suspending the United States’ refugee program and banning the entry of individuals from seven listed countries for a 90-day period.  As the implications of this order and its implementation continue to unfold, the IPO will update this page with any new information.  These resources are provided for information purposes only, and cannot substitute for personal legal advice.

Travel Advisory

At this time, we advise anyone who is a national of one of the seven listed countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) who is currently in the U.S. in a non-immigrant status (e.g., B, F, J, H, TN, etc.) to avoid travel outside of the U.S. temporarily, until we have an opportunity to understand more clearly the implications of the Executive Order. Permanent residents, those in refugee status, and anyone else with questions or seeking legal advice should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. 

In general, while traveling:

  • Always carry with you all evidence of your legal status in the United States, including your visa, approval notices, I-20/DS-2019, pending petition receipt notices, or other documents confirming your status.
  • Always carry photo identification, including your valid passport.
  • Do not sign any forms, such as the I-407 "Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status", or do anything to "abandon" your green card or other status or to agree to "Stipulated Removal" or "Expedited Removal."  If asked to sign something, ask to speak to your attorney (and carry the name and number of an immigration attorney with you).

During a 2/17/2017 presentation on "The U.S. Travel Ban and Immigration Policy", immigration attorneys from Miller Mayer provided extensive travel advice and resources.

Seeking Support

We encourage you to use the College’s support services, including the International Programs Office (tel:  607-753-2209) for immigration resources and legal referrals, and Counseling and the Student Development Office (tel: 607-753-4728) for confidential counseling services.     


Past events

Immigration Law Presentation:  "The U.S. Travel Ban and Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration"
Friday, February 17, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

SUNY Cortland welcomes immigration attorneys from Miller Mayer LLP, who will review immigration law changes arising from the first 30 days of President Trump’s administration, and specifically from the Executive Order banning entry by citizens of seven countries and suspending the United States’ refugee program.  The panelists will discuss what these policy directives mean for our international community and higher education institutions.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions during a discussion and Q & A session after the presentation.

Open to the public.  Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.

Cosponsored by the International Programs Office, the Provost’s Office, the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, the Clark Center for Global Engagement, and the Educational Opportunity Program.