December 21, 2018Stanford 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.
June 26, 2018Debra 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.
June 26, 2018While the Supreme Court has upheld the travel ban, Stanford remains committed to welcoming students and scholars from all over the world.
April 12, 2018The multi-university brief was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
April 9, 2018Stanford is among the universities joining in an amicus brief in the travel ban case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.