CMS Login

Executive Order FAQs

Image Caption

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that included a number of measures impacting persons seeking to enter or re-enter the United States. Reaction across the country and around the world continues to evolve, with fast-moving developments, varying interpretations and confusion.

Current international students at ESU may or may not be directly affected. All ESU students and community members, whether US citizens or not, stand to benefit from learning details of this recent presidential action, as well as its implications and up-to-the-minute interpretations by government officials.

This webpage serves as a point of departure to clarify certain basic aspects of the Executive Order. Readers are encouraged to continue exploring this and other sites to gain further information as it becomes available.

Where can I read the full text of the Executive Order?

Executive Order.

I am an international student. How can I know if this order impacts me?

If you are an ESU international student, you may contact Mr. Steven Ives, ESU’s Interim Director of the Office of International Programs: sives@esu.edu; Stroud Hall room #103, (570) 422-3527.

I am an ESU student, but not an international student. How does this impact me?

Direct impact may be slight or none at all, as you may not plan international travel, and you may not know anyone who is directly impacted by this Executive Order. However, the current interpretation of the President’s directive – and your own life – will both change. It is therefore a good idea to become informed and to stay informed, so that you can support your own academic and personal ambitions through careful planning of travel and study. In addition, some students directly impacted, now and in the future, will benefit from your own support and solidarity.

Many universities have issued position statements following the Executive Order. Did ESU?

ESU's position statement.

Where can I find additional information regarding the facts of the travel ban, restrictions on immigration to the US, and various interpretations as they unfold?

Visit the links below. Follow links contained within them. Assemble a list of news sources – these and others – that are recognized nationally and internationally, and read them daily. Discuss your questions and views with other members of the ESU community, and insist on informed, civil discourse in your interactions.

The following websites represent useful sources of information. Most will be updated every day or so by their editors.

Higher EducationMedia
University of Pittsburgh BBC
Penn State University Washington Post
University of California-Berkeley New York Times
Georgetown University Boston Globe
New York University Toronto Star
Rutgers University PRI
AASCU
NAFSA
AAU