Dear International Gauchos and Allies,
We hope that this communication is reaching you in good health and well-being.
President Joe Biden was inaugurated last week, and since then, his administration has made several policy updates through Executive Orders.
Some of these Executive Orders (EO's) impact our international community and other vulnerable populations affected by our immigration system.
Here is a summary of the relevant Executive Orders that we are aware of, thus far:
OISS welcomes many of these policy changes as they more closely reflect our mission statement of welcoming the world to UCSB. As always, we continue to advocate on behalf of our international community to protect and promote the value that international students and scholars bring to our nation.
We will continue monitoring policy changes and possible impacts on our international community, and will send out futher communications with any pertinent information. In the meantime, NAFSA has provided the "Biden Administration Immigration Portal," where you can view immigration-related changes and initiatives (related to higher education) made by the Biden administration.
The Team At OISS