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International Event Calendar

Wed 20

Japanese Language & Culture Hour

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Thu 21

Tunisian Cultural Heritage & Mawlid Celebration

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Thu 21

Instagram Live: Argentina Study Abroad 2022

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Latest Headlines
USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

ALERT: As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has temporarily suspended routine in-person services through at least May 3 to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform mission critical duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.

Visit CoronaVirus.gov for a complete list of CDC travel health notices.

Learn about the Department of Homeland Security’s response.

April 1, 2020 USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3
On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further.
March 30, 2020 USCIS to Continue Processing Applications for Employment Authorization Extension Requests Despite Application Support Center Closures
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
March 30, 2020 USCIS Expands Flexibility for Responding to USCIS Requests
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it adopted measures to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID).
President Mercer's Post

President Mercer routinely updates the President’s Post with information ranging from Campus-based achievements to national trends in higher education.

Most recently, the President’s Post was updated to include “Principles for Immigrant Students at Ramapo College.”

Visit the Post at www.ramapo.edu/pres-post

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

DACA Updates!

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca 

DACA Resources for Students

Ramapo’s We Care Program provides resources for students who are DACA, experience food insecurity, suffer from homelessness, and those who are involved in foster care. https://www.ramapo.edu/ccec/we-care-program/

Student Government Association Immigration-Related Resolution

The Student Government Association thanked everyone for expressing their views regarding Ramapo and a sanctuary campus during our Wednesday, February 22 General Meeting. The Senate passed a Resolution, attached below, which was created in response to the discussion at the meeting.

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Should you have any questions or comments regarding the SGA or this resolution, please contact them using this link: https://www.ramapo.edu/sga/feedback/ 

DACA Resources for Faculty

https://www.ramapo.edu/frc/daca-resources/

President Trump's Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769, entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. Under Section 3(c) of that Executive Order, entry into the United States of “immigrants and nonimmigrants” from at least 7 countries has been suspended for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, “except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas.” For now, these countries are:

  1. Iran
  2. Iraq
  3. Libya
  4. Somalia
  5. Sudan
  6. Syria
  7. Yemen

Section 3(c) of Executive Order 13769 reads:

“(c) To temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies during the review period described in subsection (a) of this section, to ensure the proper review and maximum utilization of available resources for the screening of foreign nationals, and to ensure that adequate standards are established to prevent the terrorist or criminal infiltration of foreign nationals, pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order (excluding those foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas).”

Automation Of Form I-94

An I-94 form is needed by all persons except U.S. Citizens, returning resident aliens, aliens with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. Air and Sea travelers will be issued I-94s during the admission process at the port of entry. https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

Visa Bulletin
Open Doors Report
Useful Websites

U.S EMBASSIES, CONSULATES, AND DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

http://www.usembassy.gov/