Dear Oregon State University colleagues,

A Presidential executive order related to immigration was signed on January 27, 2017, that prohibits non-U.S. citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States until at least April 27, 2017. This order has resulted in uncertainty for affected individuals traveling internationally and, according to news reports, some travelers are experiencing difficulties reentering the United States.

Oregon State University values all members of its community, including international faculty and staff.

If you are aware of any of your faculty or staff from these seven nations that are out of the country at this time and planning reentry into the United States in the next few months, please let us know.  At this time, we strongly recommend that individuals who may be affected by the executive order contact their immigration attorney before leaving and returning to the United States.  Individuals who do not have an immigration attorney are encouraged to contact an immigration attorney.  Resources to find an immigration attorney include:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Lawyer Referral Service - provides referrals to immigration attorneys across the US -
  • Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service - initial 30 min. consultation for $35 with a member of the Oregon State Bar - (1-800-452-7636) or

Additionally, we are gathering a list of contacts in foreign countries who may be able to assist affected individuals with logistics, such as overnight accommodations. We will let you know as soon as that list is available.

We will continue to monitor federal developments and, as information becomes available, we will keep you informed.

Ron Adams
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President

Mark Hoffman
Vice Provost for International Programs