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Statement on Executive Order 13769 

On January 27, 2017, the White House issued Executive Order 13769 limiting immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days.  The order also directed the U.S. Secretary of State to suspend admission of refugees to the United States for 120 days and to suspend all refugee processing of Syrian nationals. Executive Order 13769 is under legal review as a part of a February 3, 2017 ruling issued by District Judge James Robart in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. On February 4, the Department of Homeland Security announced it has suspended all actions to implement the immigration order and will resume standard inspections of travelers as it did prior to the signing of the travel ban.

 

Mitchell Community College is fully committed to a diverse and inclusive campus. Mitchell’s international students, faculty and staff who represent more than 25 countries are essential members of the College community. While the full impact of this order remains unclear, the College is reaching out to individuals who may be directly affected. College administration will continue to monitor the situation and will keep the campus community apprised of new information as it becomes available.

 

Students seeking additional information regarding the impact of Executive Order 13769 should contact Dr. Porter Brannon, Vice President for Student Services.  Dr. Brannon may be reached at pbrannon@mitchellcc.edu, (704) 878-3281 or by visiting the Eason Student Services Center, room SSC-208.

 

Faculty and staff seeking additional information regarding the Executive order should contact Ms. Jodee Fulton, Director of Human Resources, at jfulton@mitchellcc.edu, (704) 978-5409 or by visiting the Main Building, room MB-311.