Statement on Current Immigration Issues

To Members of the Yeshiva University Community:

There is continuing turmoil regarding US immigration policy. Yeshiva University is unwavering in its support of religious rights and societal values. Ensuring spiritual and personal freedoms are fundamental to the country, our community and our university.

The University is monitoring these developments closely and will keep you apprised of changes that might affect students and faculty. In the meantime, we advise against travel to the seven countries named in this new policy due to the current uncertainty about readmission to the US. International students or scholars should contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 646.592.4203 or for additional guidance. And, if any international students are feeling anxiety over this issue, we encourage you to reach out to our counseling center for the Beren campus and Cardozo Law students at 646-592-4210; 646-592-4200 for students on the Wilf campus, or


Richard M. Joel
Bravmann Family University Professor
Yeshiva University