Recent Updates

Travel ban update

October 18, 2017
Federal judges have temporarily halted implementation of most of the newest travel ban. Students and scholars who have questions or need assistance should continue to contact the Bechtel International Center.

Supporting the DREAMers

October 11, 2017
Provost Persis Drell comments on continuing discussions in Washington over a congressional solution for the DREAMers, and Stanford's continuing efforts to support members of our community.

Further information on updated travel ban

September 25, 2017
Stanford continues to offer assistance to students and scholars with questions and concerns about the updated travel ban announced by the federal administration on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Federal travel ban update

September 24, 2017
The federal administration on Sunday evening, Sept. 24, 2017, announced an updated travel ban restricting travel to the United States from several countries. Details of the restrictions vary by country.

Stanford joins amicus brief on travel ban

September 18, 2017
Stanford joined other universities in an amicus brief challenging the executive order travel ban in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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:
  • 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 immigration issues, including issues related to the federal travel ban. Contact the center at
  • Free consultation with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School for any Stanford student seeking help regarding undocumented status.
  • Free consultation with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, a frequent community partner with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, for employees and other members of the campus community seeking help regarding immigration status – for example, regarding the undocumented status of a family member. This website also provides “know your rights” links that may be helpful.
  • Individual and group counseling sessions at campus organizations 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.