Supreme Court allows parts of Trump travel ban to take effect
Sept. 22, 2017
In June, the Supreme Court ruled on two important issues regarding President Trump’s travel ban. First, the court expanded the list of family relationships that are not subject to the travel ban. The court ruled that individuals from the six designated countries with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other close relatives in the United States are exempt from the travel ban.
Second, the court allowed the government’s interpretation regarding refugees to stand. Individuals with formal assurances from a refugee agency do not qualify for the exempt status.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments regarding the travel ban on Oct. 10. The visa ban is set to expire on Sept. 24, and the refugee ban is set to expire on Oct. 24. Northeastern will continue to closely monitor and update this page as further information becomes available.
Northeastern supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
Sept. 22, 2017
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, formed in 2012, provides young, undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation. Individuals with DACA status are permitted to apply for temporary work permits and are eligible to renew their status every two years.
In a message to the Northeastern community on Sept. 4, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun wrote: “Our countless different backgrounds, beliefs, and identities are the foundation of Northeastern’s excellence and our most precious resource.” And President Aoun asked the community for its “continued support for our community members threatened by the possible repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”
On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced its intentions to end the DACA program. The Department of Homeland Security has started the wind-down process of the program. At this time, DHS has provided information about the rescission of DACA, including a fact sheet and frequently asked questions. Northeastern will continue to closely monitor the DACA program and update this page as more information becomes available.