Recent Updates

Travel ban to take effect during continuing court challenges

December 4, 2017
The 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.

Stanford, other universities file amicus brief in DACA cases

November 2, 2017
A 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.

Letter of colleges and universities to Congress on DREAMers

October 19, 2017
Stanford joined a letter from the higher education community urging congressional leaders to pass a long-term legislative solution to protect the country’s DREAMers.

Travel ban update

October 18, 2017
Federal judges have temporarily halted implementation of most of the newest travel ban. Students and scholars who have questions or need assistance should continue to contact the Bechtel International Center.

Supporting the DREAMers

October 11, 2017
Provost Persis Drell comments on continuing discussions in Washington over a congressional solution for the DREAMers, and Stanford's continuing efforts to support members of our community.

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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.