Recent Updates

Stanford joins amicus brief in support of international students and scholars

December 21, 2018
Stanford is one of 66 colleges and universities around the country that joined an amicus brief challenging new federal rules that make it easier to penalize people who overstay their visas, even if they do so inadvertently or through no fault of their own.

Stanford Legal Office memorandum regarding the Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban

June 26, 2018
Debra Zumwalt, Vice President and General Counsel for Stanford University, issued this memorandum to the Stanford community which outlines practical effects of today's Supreme Court decision on the travel ban.

Statement of Stanford University following Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban

June 26, 2018
While the Supreme Court has upheld the travel ban, Stanford remains committed to welcoming students and scholars from all over the world.

Stanford joins amicus brief in DACA litigation

April 12, 2018
The multi-university brief was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Stanford joins amicus brief in Supreme Court travel ban case

April 9, 2018
Stanford is among the universities joining in an amicus brief in the travel ban case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Support for our international and immigrant communities

If you need support with immigration issues, Stanford has resources standing by to help. Stanford’s support resources and commitments to its international and immigrant communities include:

Important facts to know:

  • Stanford keeps student and personnel records private and will not share such information with immigration agencies unless legally compelled to do so.
  • The Stanford Department of Public Safety does not have responsibility for immigration enforcement. Consistent with the approach of law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County, it does not inquire about immigration status in the normal course of its duties and will not participate with other agencies in immigration enforcement activities unless legally required to do so.
  • A campus working group on immigration issues continues meeting to respond to the emerging needs of the campus community. This website has further details about support resources available across the campus.