Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
As I am sure you are aware, on Friday, January 27th, President Donald Trump issued an executive order limiting immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen from entering the United States. The executive order also directed the U.S. Secretary of State to suspend the refugee admission program for 120 days and to suspend all refugee processing of Syrian nationals. The executive order is currently being challenged in a number of federal courts.
As a result of the uncertainty surrounding the executive order, we strongly recommend that our faculty, staff and students from the targeted countries avoid international travel until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation, and we will keep the campus community appraised of relevant information as it becomes available.
Students with questions or concerns should contact the International Education Center. Employees with questions or concerns should contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Legal Affairs.
James A. Anderson
UNC System Statement on January 27 Executive Order: http://bit.ly/2jQMWhK