The U.S. State and Education Departments have issued a joint statement in support of international education, a continuing priority for Stanford and other U.S. research universities.Read more about U.S. agencies’ statement in support of international education
Stanford continues to stand in support of its DACA community following a trial court decision in Texas on the DACA program.Read more about Stanford statement on DACA trial court decision
Stanford had strongly opposed the visa-duration proposal and submitted a formal comment letter asking that it be withdrawn.Read more about Proposed visa-duration rule withdrawn by Department of Homeland Security
Stanford had joined with other universities, businesses and research organizations in a legal challenge to the rule, which would have made it prohibitively expensive, in many cases, for employers to hire workers with H-1B visas.Read more about Court vacates Department of Labor rule that sought to limit H-1B visas
Members of Congress urge the federal administration to address visa processing delays that are affecting international students at U.S. universities.Read more about Addressing visa delays
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Dean of Students Office, a first point of contact for all students with questions about DACA. Contact email@example.com.
- Free attorney consultations for students with legal questions, specifically. Start by contacting the Bechtel International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- 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.