NEW: Information session to be available Thursday, Feb. 13.Read more about Update on U.S. immigration restrictions
Stanford provided the following update to its community on the executive order travel ban and the ongoing legal deliberations over the DACA program.Read more about Update and resources regarding travel ban, DACA
Stanford joined 18 other universities in an amicus brief supporting DACA in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.Read more about Stanford joins amicus brief in Supreme Court DACA case
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.Read more about Stanford joins amicus brief in support of international students and scholars
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.Read more about Stanford Legal Office memorandum regarding the Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban
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 the federal travel ban. Contact the center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Dean of Students Office, a first point of contact for all students with questions about DACA. Contact email@example.com.
- Free attorney consultations for students with legal questions, specifically. Start by contacting the Bechtel International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Additional campus support 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.