2017 Executive Order on Immigration

Chancellor Steve Wrigley
University System of Georgia (USG)

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation which immediately extends the travel restrictions that were originally enacted in March, 2017, for citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen and creates new restrictions for citizens from Chad, North Korea and Venezuela, effective October 18, 2017.

Read the Proclamation

  • Department of State has provided an alert regarding the proclamation as well as FAQs prepared by Department of Homeland Security.
  • Citizens of the eight affected countries that were inside the U.S. and already issued a visa OR were a U.S. permanent resident as of September 24, 2017, are not impacted and their visas and green cards remain valid.
We encourage students, faculty or staff from the affected countries to closely read the proclamation as it applies to their country of citizenship and reach out to their campus office of international education should they have questions. As both phases of the order are implemented, the USG Office of International Education will coordinate closely with the international education offices across the system and share new information and guidance as it becomes available.

CCGA Contact

Dr. James (Jim) Lynch, Interim Director of International Education, is the point of contact for CCGA students, faculty and staff. Please contact him with any questions at

Helpful Resources

Implementation of the Travel Restrictions provisions due to the Executive Order:
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