The Office of Legal Counsel currently coordinates the petitioning for certain non-immigrant visas needed by international faculty and professionals for employment at the University of Memphis. Our office also provides employment-based permanent residency petitioning for certain employees of the University upon approval of the employing department. Those wishing to learn more should contact the Office of Legal Counsel at 901-678-2155.

March 6, 2017 Executive Order Entry Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a revised Executive Order titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."  The new Order expressly revoked Executive Order 13769, the previous entry ban executive order dated January 27, 2017.

The revised Executive Order was scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017, but the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order, preventing the Government from enforcing certain portions the new executive order including the entry ban of individuals from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen, and the travel suspension of refugees into the U.S.  The length of time that the temporary restraining order will remain in effect is unknown.

For additional information about the effects of the March 6 Executive Order on University faculty, staff, and students, if implemented, click here for FAQS.