Feb. 9 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit voted unanimously not to reinstate the President's travel restrictions.
eb. 4 A federal judge blocked the executive order which imposed travel restrictions from seven countries.
Jan. 27 U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven countries from entering the U.S.: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
Responding to the executive order on travel restrictions
On January 27, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven countries from entering the U.S.: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
ARVO issued a statement, provided resources for members to share their thoughts with ARVO, their political representatives and their social media networks, as well as gathered a list of responses from other organizations.
ARVO's statement to the White House describing its concerns about the impact the travel restrictions will have on the free exchange of knowledge among our members and scientists in all fields around the globe.
Read the statement
Read ARVO's Statement on Diversity and Open Scientific Exchange
ARVO is among 164 of the nation’s leading scientific, engineering and academic organizations who sent an intersociety letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the recent executive order on immigration and visas.
Read the letter
How can members respond?
Tell us how ban will affect your attendance at ARVO 2017
Presenters and attendees who are directly affected by the immigration ban, please complete a form and share how the ban is impacting your ability to attend ARVO 2017 in Baltimore.
Complete the form
Contact your legislators
U.S. residents can use this tool to contact your local representatives urging them to stand against the executive order.
Contact your local representatives
Social media can be a powerful advocacy tool. Access the list of Twitter accounts for all U.S. Congressmen and Senators.
Find your Congressional Representative on Twitter
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Stay up-to-date by connecting with us via social media and the members-only ARVOConnect online community
Other organizational responses
Read statements from other scientific organizations who have reached out to the Trump Administration to oppose the executive order.