Skip to main content
Immigration Issues and Resources
We continue to stand in full support of our international and immigrant communities at Stanford. Everyone in our community has a place here. Our mission as a university depends upon the presence and participation of people from all over the world, from all walks of life. We are committed to including, supporting and protecting all members of our community.” President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell

Recent Updates

Stanford joins legal actions seeking to block federal rule affecting international students with F-1 visas

Stanford joined 19 other colleges and universities in the western United States in a lawsuit challenging a new federal directive affecting international students, and also joined 58 other universities in a separate legal filing supporting another challenge to the federal directive.

Read more about Stanford joins legal actions seeking to block federal rule affecting international students with F-1 visas
See all news & updates

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.