A message about the Executive Order on Immigration

On Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) limiting immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions.

Because the exact impact of this EO remains unclear, we advise UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees and students who are nationals of the countries identified in the EO to refrain from traveling outside the country. If you are unsure if you are affected by this EO and plan on traveling outside the U.S., you should consult an immigration attorney before leaving.

At UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine, we deeply value our international students, distinguished researchers, faculty, and staff who come from all parts of the world, and we recognize the situation has caused uncertainty and anxiety. We remain fully committed to a diverse and inclusive community and want all who work and study here to feel welcomed and valued. In the coming weeks and months, we encourage everyone to remain focused on your work and our patients, and we thank you for your commitment to UNC Health Care and the citizens of North Carolina.