Travel Information and Resources: Bans and Alerts

US Department of State Travel Alerts and Information


Statements from APSA 


Read the letters from APSA leadership, released on:



Travel Ban Effect Survey 

APSA members who are affected by the 2017 executive action: please contact us via this survey for any support or assistance we can provide


Finding resources at your home academic institution

As of January 20, 2021, the 2017 Travel Ban has been rescinded. See Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983.

In 2017, many colleges and universities have issued statements to their communities regarding information, guidelines, and resources for those affected by or wanting additional information on the executive order and the travel ban. In addition to suggestions for external resources, these academic institutions have often referred members of their community to on-campus resources. What follows is a list of the different types of campus offices that may be providing resources. This list (and the corresponding examples) is not exhaustive. It is instead meant to illustrate the types of resources that may be available on your campus. Please inquire with your college or university's administration officials for information specific to your institution.

Office of the Dean of Students

  • The Office of the Dean of Students is often the first place both undergraduate and graduate students are referred to for services. The Dean of Students office should be able to tell students, staff, and faculty what campus resources are available to meet needs. (Example: American University , Villanova University)

Office of International or Global Affairs, or International Student Services Office

University Travel Office

  • Provides guidance and travel advisories
  • May provide
  • international emergency assistance contacts (Example: University of Washington)

University Press and Media Relations Office

University Law School

  • Some law schools are providing resources and information to affected students and faculty (Example: Cornell Law School ).
  • Some colleges and universities have student legal services offices which also may have resources and information available.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • These offices often work to provide resources and spaces to community members who may be targets of discrimination on campus (Example: Northwestern University)

Social Media Platforms and Homepage

  • Follow your college or university's social media account to keep up-to-date on the latest information.

We Stand with Our Students Resource

  • This is an online resource created by faculty students and staff at UCLA to provide information for students looking for resources on their home campuses.


External Pro-Bono Legal Resources

The following is not an exhaustive list. It is a list of examples of possible resources only.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Bar Association (ABA)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Department of Justice List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers

Immigration Law Help

International Refugee Assistance Project

National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Tahirih Justice Center

Yale Law School Clinic