IMMIGRATION UPDATES

Focus on Immigration

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the revised entry ban.

Executive Summary
Visa applicants will face closer questioning and more security checks under new State Department procedures. Longer waits for visa appointments and issuance are likely.


The article covers the following topics:

  • What This Means for Foreign Nationals and Employers

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2mIRHNh

UCF Global will continue to closely monitor immigration actions and will this webpage as new information becomes available.

We would like to reiterate that we stand with you. The UCF community is a stronger because of the presence and many contributions of our international students, scholars, and professionals.

UCF students are reminded that free and confidential counseling services are available through UCF Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS): http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu

Other members of the international community are welcome to contact the UCF Psychology Clinic at 407-823-4348 for counseling services.

Last Updated: 03/27/2017 – 11:35AM

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the revised entry ban.

Executive Summary
A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order that prohibits the U.S. government from enforcing an executive order that sought to suspend the entry of nationals of six restricted countries and all refugees.


The article covers the following topics:

  • What This Means for Foreign Nationals

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2ndt76L

UCF Global will continue to closely monitor immigration actions and will this webpage as new information becomes available.

We would like to reiterate that we stand with you. The UCF community is a stronger because of the presence and many contributions of our international students, scholars, and professionals.

UCF students are reminded that free and confidential counseling services are available through UCF Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS): http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu

Other members of the international community are welcome to contact the UCF Psychology Clinic at 407-823-4348 for counseling services.

Last Updated: 03/16/2017 – 8:25AM

The White House issued a new executive order this morning which bans entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen to the United States for 90 days. The revised entry ban is effective on March 16 at 12:01am Eastern Time. There are several exceptions to this entry ban including exceptions for individuals outside the U.S. who have a valid visa, lawful permanent residents, and dual nationals who travel on a passport issued by a country other than the six countries subject to the entry ban

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the revised entry ban.

Executive Summary
The new executive order imposes an entry ban on foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, effective 12:01am ET on March 16. Nationals of Iraq are not subject to the ban. The ban does not apply to U.S. lawful permanent residents, dual nationals holding a passport from a non-restricted country and foreign nationals who hold a valid U.S. visa.


The article covers the following topics:

  • Who Is Subject to the Revised Entry Ban?
  • Waivers of the Entry Ban
  • Processing of Immigration Applications and Petitions
  • Travel Guidance for Nationals of Restricted Countries
  • Impact of Ongoing and Future Litigation
  • What the Revised Entry Ban Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2mfGgeg

UCF Global will continue to closely monitor immigration actions and will this webpage as new information becomes available.

We would like to reiterate that we stand with you. The UCF community is a stronger because of the presence and many contributions of our international students, scholars, and professionals.

UCF students are reminded that free and confidential counseling services are available through UCF Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS): http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu

Other members of the international community are welcome to contact the UCF Psychology Clinic at 407-823-4348 for counseling services.

Last Updated: 03/06/2017 – 6:10PM

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

UCF Global hosted two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys.

Opening remarks from UCF’s immigration attorney, Enrique Gonzalez, from Fragomen Worldwide which addressed questions about President Trump’s executive order that suspends entry to the United States to foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
A temporary restraining order against President Trump’s entry ban executive order remains in place after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Administration’s request to stay the TRO. Foreign nationals from the seven restricted countries should nevertheless continue to exercise caution. Though travel to the United States is possible at the present time, future court rulings could reinstate the ban while a federal district court challenge to the executive order continues.


You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kskIHV

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

We have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv

Last Updated: 02/09/2017 – 8:25PM

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
A temporary restraining order against President Trump’s entry ban remains in place after a federal appeals court denied the Administration’s request for an emergency hold on the TRO. Foreign nationals from seven restricted countries should continue to exercise caution. Travel to the United States is possible at the present time, but the situation remains extremely fluid and could change at short notice.


You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2ldcBiz

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

We have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv

Last Updated: 02/05/2017 – 7:35PM

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
An entry ban remains in place for certain foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. The U.S. government has provided further updated guidance on implementation of the order, but the current travel situation remains fluid.


The article covers the following topics:

  • Who is Subject to the Ban?
  • Lawful Permanent Residents Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Nonimmigrants Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Other Lawful Permanent Residents and Nonimmigrants
  • Visa Waiver Program Travelers
  • Global Entry Members
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Impact of Entry Ban on USCIS Adjudications
  • Duration and Scope of the Entry Ban

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kYPzwh

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

We have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv

Last Updated: 02/02/2017 – 2:10PM

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
An entry ban remains in place for certain foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. The U.S. government has provided further guidance on implementation of the order, but the current travel situation remains fluid.


The article covers the following topics:

  • Who is Subject to the Ban?
  • Lawful Permanent Residents Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Nonimmigrants Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Other Lawful Permanent Residents and Nonimmigrants
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Impact of Entry Ban on USCIS Adjudications
  • Duration and Scope of the Entry Ban

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kqlCI5

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

We have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv

Last Updated: 02/01/2017 – 8:15AM

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
An entry ban remains in place for certain foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen.  The U.S. government has provided some limited guidance on implementation of the order, but the current travel situation remains fluid.


The article covers the following topics:

  • Who is Subject to the Ban?
  • Lawful Permanent Residents Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Nonimmigrants Who Are Nationals of a Country of Concern
  • Other Lawful Permanent Residents and Nonimmigrants
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Impact of Entry Ban on USCIS Adjudications
  • Duration and Scope of the Entry Ban

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kLTnEv

Q&A with Immigration Attorneys

We have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv

UCF’s Position on White House Executive Order

President John C. Hitt has sent the following message to the campus community today:
https://today.ucf.edu/ucfs-position-white-house-executive-order/

Last Updated: 1/30/2017 – 8:00PM

We continue to closely monitor immigration actions and have some preliminary information to share, as it relates to F, J, and H-1b visa holders.

UCF’s immigration attorneys, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, have published the following information regarding the Executive Order that Suspends Entry to Foreign Nationals from Seven Countries:

Executive Summary
Non-immigrants, immigrant visa holders and U.S. lawful permanent residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – including dual nationals in one of these countries and another foreign country – will not be permitted to enter the United States until at least April 27, 2017 and possibly longer, under an executive order that was signed today.


The article covers the following topics:

  • Who Is Subject to the Entry Ban?
  • Widespread Government Processing Delays Expected
  • What The Entry Ban Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
  • Important Travel Considerations for Foreign Nationals

You can find the full article here: http://bit.ly/2kc8x4T

During times of uncertainty, it is important to know that you are not alone or isolated in your concern. Know that we stand with you. We value, respect, and appreciate the many contributions that our international students, scholars, and professionals bring to our UCF community. We are a stronger community because of you, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion, and community that make UCF a place where everyone can thrive.

UCF students are reminded that free and confidential counseling services are available through UCF Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS): http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu
Other members of the international community can refer to the Community Provider Database to locate counseling services: https://cpd.sdes.ucf.edu

Additionally, we have scheduled two question-and-answer sessions with our immigration attorneys:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 10 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in CB2 106
  • Session 2: Friday, February 10 from 12:00AM – 1:30PM in HPA1 119

If you have a question that you would like addressed at the upcoming session, please submit it here: http://bit.ly/2kbdYkv
UCF Global is here to support you, and we will continue to update you as further information becomes available.

Last Updated: 1/30/2017 – 3:25PM