On Friday, January 31, 2020, the executive branch of the U.S. government enacted a proclamation that suspends entry to the U.S. for certain individuals seeking an immigrant (green card) visa who are from Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, or Nigeria, and diversity visa immigrants from Sudan, or Tanzania.
International students and scholars applying for, or currently holding, a non-immigrant visa (e.g., F-1 student, J-1 scholar, H-1B employee, etc.) are not impacted by this order. Additionally, the proclamation does not prevent non-immigrant F-1, J-1, and H-1B students and scholars from applying for >benefits specific to their immigration status, such as curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), academic training, or extension of stay.
Indiana University is disappointed by the administration's decision to expand the travel restrictions to immigrants from these nations. All IU students and scholars have long been and continue to be a valued part of the Hoosier family. IU remains committed to making our campuses welcoming and supportive communities for everyone.