Mar 7, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
On March 6 President Donald Trump signed an executive order that imposes a 90-day ban on new visas from six countries, along with other measures. The order will take effect March 16.
Like the Jan. 27 executive order, it has the potential to affect students, faculty, and staff at universities throughout the U.S., including Georgia. Leaders from several departments within Georgia Tech have already begun a coordinated effort to review the order to assess possible impact.
“As with the last executive order, we are working to assess how it might impact the Georgia Tech community,” President G. P. “Bud” Peterson said in a statement. “We are a global university, attracting some of the world’s best scholars, researchers, and teachers. As we recognize the valuable contributions our international students, faculty, and staff make to the success of our institution, we also value you as individuals. I have heard from many of you over the last several weeks and recognize that you may have questions and/or concerns. I want to reassure you that the Office of International Education, the Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Human Resources, our Office of Government and Community Relations, along with the University System of Georgia and others, are closely monitoring this and related changes in an effort to keep you apprised and answer your questions. We will continue our coordination efforts and provide appropriate resources and information to support the faculty, staff, and students who may be impacted.”