Immigration Executive Order 2/1/17

February 1, 2017


“It is now more important than ever that we continue to be an example of civility and inclusion, a place where we can all thrive together regardless of where we come from. This is not only the defining characteristic of our university; it is the hallmark of American higher education.” – Ángel Cabrera


Dear Patriots,


By now, most of you have read President Cabrera’s message regarding the executive order from the White House, which blocks entry into the United States for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The executive order, as written, applies to both non-immigrant and immigrant visa holders as well as persons with dual citizenship from the seven countries, and affects many members of our George Mason University community of students; scholars; and faculty members.


We are working to provide you with clear, current, and accurate information regarding the White House executive order, and we have compiled information, resources and programming related to its impact at:


We will update this site regularly with additional information as it becomes available. If you have additional questions that are not covered by the information on the website, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services directly at 703-993-2970.


We continue to advocate on behalf of all Mason students, scholars, faculty and staff; and in this moment, we are advocating for immigration policies that support our students’ success, and the success of George Mason University.




  1. David Wu, Provost and Executive Vice President

Posted in Letter from VP.