Immigration Response Team

United States and Turkey Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa Services

Unrelated to the recent travel proclamation, the United States and Turkey have temporarily suspended nonimmigrant visa services. The announcement is not related to the recent travel ban proclamation. NAFSA has an update here.

Other Immigration Policy Updates

October 18: Court Blocks Travel Ban 3.0>>

Indefinite Travel Ban under Executive Order>> 

September 24: New Travel Restrictions Announced>>

September 18: Lawsuit Challenges Border Searches of Electronic Devices>>

New Resources

DACA Resources

Guidelines for Law Enforcement Visits to UMN Offices
These guidelines can help you understand how to work with agents in a way that respectfully follows our rights and responsibilities.

Avoid Scams
We have resources to avoid scams aimed at immigrations 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.

Immigration Policy Briefing

ISSS, Student Legal Services and the James H. Binger Center for New Americans joined us September 25 for a policy briefing on immigration. Watch a recording of that briefing here.

Sign up for our mailing list

The Immigration Response Team will regularly send out updates, event announcements and other information to our mailing list. You must have a account to join. Sign up now >>

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 >>

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

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