IMPORTANT NOTICE: Executive Orders on US Immigration Policy

On March 6, 2017 the White House issued a new Executive Order on immigration. PDF versions of the Executive Order and accompanying Fact Sheet are available. The Order was set to go into effect on March 16, 2017, but on March 15 the U.S. District Court in the State of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the federal government from enforcing the Executive Order nationwide. On March 16, 2017 the U.S. District Court in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction stopping enforcement of the March 6 Order nationwide. Please see the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) for up-to-date information.

Dartmouth Joins Amicus Brief on Executive Order on Immigration

Dartmouth College joined 16 other academic institutions as signatories to an amicus curiae brief filed on February 13, 2017 in the case of Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al., currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. An amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief is filed by an entity that is not a party to a case, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on a case. The Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al. case challenges President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven designated countries and suspending refugee admissions to the United States.