Important Information Related to the Executive Order on Immigration

Posted: January 30, 2017

Dear Members of the Stockton Community,

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that, for 90 days, effectively suspends entry into the United States by non-immigrant foreign nationals from the following nations:  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   Though limited exceptions were set forth in the executive order, F-1 student visa holders, B-1/B-2 visitors’ visas, and temporary work visas were not among them.

As such, Stockton University students and employees who are in the United States on a non-immigrant visa should refrain from travel outside of the United States if you intend to return while the re-entry restriction is in effect.   As for legal permanent residents (i.e., “green card” holders) from those nations, in a statement, dated January 29, 2017, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly clarified that President Trump’s executive order would not prohibit entry into the United States by lawful permanent residents, however, evaluations will continue to be based upon “case-by-case determinations.”

Stockton University is committed to building a community that values all members of our community, and we accept our responsibility to create and preserve an environment that is free from prejudice and discrimination, and to take actions that affirm our commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

I will keep you abreast of developments.

Best regards,

Harvey Kesselman
Stockton University