In a message to the university community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses Stanford’s opposition to a new federal rule affecting international students this fall. The president wrote to the Department of Homeland Security urging the department to rescind the announcement, and Stanford will join an amicus brief challenging the new rule in court.Read more about President’s message on immigration rule
Stanford is working to assess and respond to new rules announced by the federal government affecting international students studying this fall on F-1 visas.Read more about Statement on new immigration announcement
Bechtel International Center is providing information about the effects of a federal executive order that places restrictions on certain visa categories through the end of the year.Read more about Executive order on visas
President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell comment on the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the DACA program to remain in place.Read more about The Supreme Court’s DACA decision
With a Supreme Court decision on DACA pending, Student Affairs provides updated resources and information for students.Read more about DACA resources for students
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 [email protected].
- The Dean of Students Office, a first point of contact for all students with questions about DACA. Contact [email protected].
- Free attorney consultations for students with legal questions, specifically. Start by contacting the Bechtel International Center at [email protected] or [email protected].
- 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.