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Immigration Issues and Resources

Federal Travel Ban update

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review the federal administration’s travel ban executive order affecting nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The travel ban had been placed on hold by lower courts.

Until its review can occur this fall, the Supreme Court is allowing some aspects of the travel ban to be implemented, with limitations. The partial implementation of the travel ban begins taking effect at 5 p.m. Pacific time on June 29, 2017. More information from the U.S. State Department is here.

Stanford continues to stand in full support of its international and immigrant communities. Campus resources have been mobilized to contact current and incoming students and scholars with the latest information, provide documentation to assist with their travel, and connect those with questions to attorneys who can provide further assistance.

Information is available on the Travel Guidance page of this website. Stanford students and scholars from the affected countries who have questions or need assistance should contact the Bechtel International Center (, which is providing referrals to free legal consultations as needed.