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 officials from across campus are working together to track developments closely and will update the community as the situation continues to evolve. If you have specific travel questions, we encourage you to consult with your advisor, program director, or dean. You can also contact OVIS.
In a joint statement on March 8, 2017, Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon '77 and Provost Carolyn Dever expressed continuing concern over the revised executive order issued March 6, 2017. President Hanlon and Provost Dever write in part, "Although this second order, issued on Monday, may cause less disruption than the first order, issued Jan. 27, 2017, we continue to view these restrictions as incompatible with our institutional values." This statement reiterates Dartmouth's support for international students and scholars, and describes actions taken since the January 27 executive order, including the amicus curiae brief Dartmouth and 16 other academic institutions filed as a challenge to the January 27 order.
An immigration working group, comprised of representatives from across campus, meets to discuss Dartmouth's response in the face of changing federal policies regarding immigration-related matters.
REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL
All travelers are strongly encouraged to register their trip itinerary and related information in the databases listed below. This will expedite our ability to provide emergency services to you should you need them. In addition, travelers should continue to monitor advisories posted by the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, for the duration of their trip.
- The Dartmouth Travel Registry
- The US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
- International SOS (Dartmouth member number 11BSGC000018)
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
Through International SOS, Dartmouth's primary emergency support provider, Dartmouth students, staff, faculty, faculty emeriti, and others have access to 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance as well as medical, security, and travel advice. The coverage includes business and vacation travel and extends to travel companions who are immediate family members.
- Call +1 215-942-8478 (Dartmouth member number 11BSGC000018)
- International SOS Portal (Dartmouth member number 11BSGC000018)
TRAVEL CONTACTS & RESOURCES
Giles Bissonnette, Legal Director | +1 603-224-5591 ext. 103 | firstname.lastname@example.org
+1 603-646-4000 | email@example.com
RESOURCES FOR THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY
- Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS): Immigration Updates and Information on White House Immigration-Related Executive Orders
- Dartmouth Resources for Undocumented Students and DACA Recipients
- Immigration Working Group membership and overview
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Executive Orders on Protecting the Homeland (links to dhs.gov)
- March 8, 2017: Community message from the President and the Provost
- February 27, 2017: Email from Immigration Working Group chairs
- February 15, 2017: Dartmouth Joins Amicus Brief on Trump's Executive Order
- February 3, 2017: Hanlon, Other University Presidents Protest Executive Order
- January 29, 2017: Letter from President Hanlon and Provost Dever on Executive Order on Immigration
- January 29, 2017: Statement on Executive Order 13769 (Refugee/Muslim Ban)
- November 21, 2016: College and University Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA (links to pomona.edu)
- November 18, 2016: President Hanlon Stresses Support for DACA Immigration Policy
- November 18, 2016: President Hanlon on Supporting Our Diverse Community