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Statement of Stanford University following Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban

Since the implementation of the original travel ban, Stanford has been very clear about its commitment to welcoming students and scholars from all over the world. That commitment remains firmly in place today.

Stanford has joined other universities in a series of court briefs challenging the travel ban, including in the Trump v. Hawaii case, and while the Court has upheld the ban, our principles have not changed. We have recognized the importance of federal immigration policy to national security. But we have emphasized that our mission of research and education depends vitally upon attracting the very best students and scholars from around the world, and upon working in international academic collaborations to pursue knowledge.

The Stanford Legal Office has issued this memorandum outlining the practical effects of the ruling for the Stanford community.  While we continue assess the impact of the most recent decision on our community, we continue to offer support to anyone in our international community who needs it. Please email the Bechtel International Center at for assistance with any questions related to the travel ban; Bechtel staff can facilitate a free consultation with an immigration attorney through the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School where needed. Also, if you will be traveling internationally and have urgent visa concerns related to the travel ban, we encourage you to complete a form available on the Bechtel website.

Additional support resources for our community continue to be available on our website.