Immigration Response Team

Important Update Regarding DACA

Due to a court injunction, USCIS has resumed accepting DACA renewal applications. Students considering whether to renew DACA can contact us or an immigration attorney. We are also currently accepting applications for the Dream Fund. In addition to other purposes, we will provide funding to help students pay the DACA refilling fee.

Immigration Policy Updates

March 28: Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Extended for Liberians>>

March 14: Plans Paused for Ending Temporary Protected Status>>

December 10: Comment Period Ends for Proposed Public Charge Measure>>

November 6: Justice Department Petitions Supreme Court to Intervene in DACA>>

July 20: USCIS Quietly Makes Changes That Could Cause Major Problems>>

July 19: DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalia>>

June 26: Supreme Court Upholds the Travel/Muslim Ban>>


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals FAQ

Know Your Rights

Avoid Scams
We have resources to avoid scams aimed at immigrants and international students.

Immigration Resources by Campus
We updated our resource section with services available to all UMN campuses.

“Extreme Vetting” for U.S. Visas

Embassies and consulates can now request much more information from visa applicants. We are interested in learning how this might affect all UMN campuses. If you are willing to share, use this form to report your visa application experience.

Tracking Experiences with Customs and Border Protection

Immigrants, international students and scholars, and U.S. citizens can share their experience with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when entering the United States. Experiences with Customs and Border Protection is a voluntary form to help us understand how students and staff might be affected by CBP inspections, including searches of mobile devices.

Request a Presentation

Members of the Immigration Response Team are available to make presentations to groups, units and committees on various topics related to immigration. Make a request >>

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Apply for The Dream Fund

The Dream Fund provides modest grants for emergency situations to students who have/had DACA, lost Temporary Protected Status, are undocumented or face other challenges due to immigration policy changes. Learn more about applying to The Dream Fund.

Email Updates

Join our email list for immigration policy updates and announcements. You must have a account to join. Sign up now >>

Looking for Legal Help?

You should begin by reviewing our list of resources available at the University and in the community.

Additionally, the Immigration Response Team is available to talk with individuals who are looking for legal assistance and need information about where to get help.  Please email us at