February 23, 2018Provost Persis Drell addresses Stanford's ongoing commitments to undocumented students and those covered by DACA.
January 11, 2018Amid continuing federal negotiations on immigration policy, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne sent letters to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, urging a legislative solution for the nation's DREAMers.
December 18, 2017Eighteen universities including Stanford have filed a further amicus brief in support of DACA.
December 4, 2017The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 4, allowed the third version of the federal administration's travel ban to take effect while legal challenges to it continue to be heard by the courts. The Bechtel International Center stands ready to assist students and scholars who have questions or need assistance.
November 2, 2017A group of 19 universities including Stanford has filed an amicus brief in court cases challenging the federal administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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:
- The latest travel guidance from the university.
- The Bechtel International Center, a first point of contact for all international students and scholars with questions about immigration issues, including issues related to the federal travel ban. Contact the center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Free consultation with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School for any Stanford student seeking help regarding undocumented status.
- Free consultation with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, a frequent community partner with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, for employees and other members of the campus community seeking help regarding immigration status – for example, regarding the undocumented status of a family member. This website also provides “know your rights” links that may be helpful.
- Other local resources providing immigration services are available.
- Individual and group counseling sessions at campus organizations listed on the Getting Support page.
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.