Last Friday’s executive order signed by President Donald Trump may affect Kent State students from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen.

Both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas are subject to the ban. Beyond preventing entry into the United States, interviews and processing of visas may be delayed indefinitely.

While international students not from one of the seven aforementioned countries aren’t directly affected by the executive order, the executive order emphasizes the role of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State in adjusting immigration vetting procedures.

As a result, visa processes for all international students could be delayed if further action is deemed necessary by the government.

Students from the specified countries are advised by Kent State’s Office of Global Education (OGE) to avoid travel outside of the U.S. throughout the duration of the 90-day ban.

For more information, visit the OGE’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page concerning the executive order at