Executive Order - Information and Guidance


  • On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on the revised entry ban, preventing the Government from enforcing it.
  • On March 16, 2017, the decision of the court in Hawaii was reinforced by a separate preliminary injunction issued by a federal district court in Maryland.
  • On March 17, 2017, SUNY’s Office of General Counsel released an updated memo on the litigation related to the travel ban.
  • On March 29, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a preliminary injunction, meaning the President’s 90-day ban on foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries and the 120-day ban on all refugees entering the country are now blocked indefinitely, unless a higher court changes the order or the lawsuit is otherwise resolved.

We are closely monitoring reaction to, implementation of and challenges to the executive order.

This page is intended to provide information and guidance on the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” issued on March 6, 2017. The order includes a revised entry ban on nationals of six countries. The new order revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769 (issued on January 27, 2017) in its entirety, effective March 16, 2017. The administration hopes the new order will address the legal challenges that barred enforcement of the 90-day entry ban instituted by Executive Order 13769.

Read the New Executive Order

The new Executive Order is effective for 90 days starting on March 16, 2017 at 12:01a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (ten days after the Executive Order was signed). It will be in effect until June 13 or 14 (depending on whether the first and last days of the 90-day period are counted).

The new Executive Order affects citizens of six of the seven countries that had been selected in the prior 90-day entry ban. Iraq has been removed from the list of countries in the new Executive Order. The remaining countries are:

  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Yemen

Please note that the situation regarding this Executive Order is continuously evolving, so please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services or an immigration attorney if you have a specific inquiry, to ensure you receive the most up-to-date guidance.

Support from President Stenger: Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is and always has been fully supportive of Binghamton University’s international students and, at this time, particularly those from countries who have been singled out by the travel ban.  The expression of his concern and support has been consistent and strong with a series of statements and documents on public record both locally and nationally:

  • The Message to the Campus Community regarding the March 6 Executive Order from President Stenger, Provost Nieman, and Executive Vice-Provost Srihari, with customized outreach to those who might be more personally affected by the Order.
  • The mid-February rally on our campus.
  • The Binghamton Now radio show on February 10th.
  • The Academics Against Immigration Executive Order petition.
  • The American Council on Education letter of February 3rd.
  • The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities list of letters.
  • The January 29th message to the campus community from President Stenger, Provost Nieman, and Executive Vice-Provost Srihari, with customized outreach to those who might be more personally affected by the Order.
  • The Presidents’ Letter to President-Elect Trump from Bennington College.
  • President Stenger’s op-ed letter in the Press & Sun-Bulletin, our local newspaper, on December 22nd, discussing the importance of international students to Binghamton University and encouraging citizens of our region to welcome them to our community.
  • The November 30th Binghamton University Forum at the DoubleTree Hotel.
  • The November 15, 2016 statement from President Stenger and fellow University Administrators stressing the University’s continued commitment toward making our campus a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community.

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Executive Order.

Click HERE to view a statement of support from The Graduate School

Click HERE for Additional On-Campus Resources.

Last Updated: 4/11/17