Office of International Students and Scholars
Welcome to the University of Nevada, Reno and to a vibrant global community of students and scholars representing over 70 nations! The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides information and advice regarding visa categories, international student admission, employment options, and cultural adjustment. Programs and activities are offered that foster intercultural understanding and enhance the skills needed to be successful in an increasingly interconnected world.
Remarks from the OISS Regarding Recent Executive Actions on Immigration
Dear International Student and Scholars,
The Office of International Students and Scholars understands the deep concerns of its students and scholars over the recent travel ban and immigration restrictions enacted by the current U.S. Administration. The travel ban of individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen profoundly affects administrators, advocates, students and scholars who engage in international education programs in the U.S. Specifics regarding an enforcement ban are in many cases unpredictable, and may also be subject to a fast-changing series of rules. As such, it is important to stay up to date on the news and regulations surrounding this executive order. A breakdown of the order and NAFSA's travel advisory regarding the ban can be found at the following link (click here to access the NAFSA travel advisory), and it may be a useful tool in understanding the current series of events.
In addition, the OISS offers the following recommendations:
- Follow NAFSA's recommendation for students from the seven countries listed on the ban who are already in the U.S. to not leave the country in the coming months. Should they choose to leave, their visas may be revoked and their re-admission to the U.S. would be in doubt.
- Connect with Congressional leadership representing your community, communicate your feelings about the ban, and articulate the importance of a diversified student population and an internationalized campus and community. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NV
- Should any of you require legal help, refer to the websites for immigration lawyers and pro bono legal assistance found at Justice.gov, ACLU, American Immigration Lawyers Association and Lawyers for Good Government.