Stanford has submitted a formal comment letter opposing a proposed federal rule limiting the duration of F and J visas.Read more about Stanford comment letter on proposed visa-duration rule
Stanford joined with universities, businesses and research organizations in a lawsuit challenging U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security rules that would make drastic changes to the H-1B visa program.Read more about Stanford joins lawsuit challenging new H-1B visa rules
Stanford will strongly oppose a proposed federal rule that would have wide-ranging effects on international students and scholars who hold F or J visas.Read more about Stanford statement on proposed visa-duration rule
In an email to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses the federal government’s decision to rescind its July 6 guidance requiring nonimmigrant students who are not taking in-person classes in fall 2020 to leave the United States.Read more about Update for our international students
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
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.