University Statements

Stanford joins amicus brief on travel ban

September 18, 2017
Stanford joined other universities in an amicus brief challenging the executive order travel ban in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Letter to Congress from 57 university presidents on DACA

September 7, 2017
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined other leaders of AAU (Association of American Universities) institutions in a letter urging Congress to act on DACA.

Stanford statement on federal DACA decision

September 5, 2017
Stanford issued this statement following the federal administration's Sept. 5, 2017, announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

President’s letter to White House on DACA

August 31, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne sent a letter to the White House, encouraging continued support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Higher education associations write in support of DACA

August 28, 2017
In a letter to the president, national higher education associations including those representing Stanford express support for DACA.

Federal Travel Ban update

June 29, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review the federal travel ban executive order affecting nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Until its review this fall, the Court allowed some aspects of the travel ban to be implemented. Stanford continues to stand in full support of its international and immigrant communities.

An open letter on undocumented students

June 7, 2017
In an open letter in the Stanford Daily, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reaffirm and discuss further the resources and commitments Stanford offers to undocumented students.

Update on Stanford’s support for immigrant community members

May 10, 2017
As the challenges facing immigrant communities continue to be a focus of discussion both nationally and here on campus, we want to provide a brief update on Stanford’s efforts to support all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

Stanford joins amicus brief opposing revised travel ban

April 4, 2017
A group of 31 American universities, including Stanford, has filed a court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit outlining the harm to the academic community from the March 6 executive order.

March 16 letter from college and university presidents about “Dreamers”

March 16, 2017
More than 560 colleges and universities sent a letter to the president in support of the “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.