Recent Updates

Stanford’s commitments to undocumented students

February 23, 2018
Provost Persis Drell addresses Stanford's ongoing commitments to undocumented students and those covered by DACA.

President's letter to congressional leaders in support of DREAMers

January 11, 2018
Amid 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.

Further amicus brief filed on DACA

December 18, 2017
Eighteen universities including Stanford have filed a further amicus brief in support of DACA.

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.

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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.