Yesterday, President Trump released a revised executive order that outlines changes to the previously released 90-day ban on immigrant travel to the United States. The new directive takes effect on March 16 and suspends the issuance of new visas for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. Current visa holders and those with legal permanent resident status are not included. The order will also suspend refugee entries for 120 days.
We remain deeply troubled by this ban and the impact it is having on our community. There are Howard University community members that will be directly or indirectly impacted by these policies.