Introducing the Immigration Response Team

The Provost and I are committed to ensuring that all who are affected by any
immigration policy changes will have a clear and accessible path to resources and support,
and to get their questions answered in a timely fashion.

— President Eric Kaler

President Kaler announced the creation of the Immigration Response Team at his State of the University address in March 2017. The mission of the Immigration Response Team is to ensure that all who are affected by immigration policy changes have access to resources and support. 

“Extreme Vetting” for U.S. Visas at Embassies and Consulates

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.

Updates on Immigration Policy Changes

June 25: Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban: Travel Ban Will Go into Effect (with Some Exceptions)>>

June 23: Dreamers Can Stay...For Now>>

June 14: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Travel Ban Injunction>>

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 >>


Opening August 19, 2017: "I Am Somali": Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities, Minneapolis Institute of Art>>

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

"We are a global university, with students from more than 135 nations, with a remarkable number of faculty from many countries, and with a history of sending our own students abroad...Globalism is a part of us." — President Eric Kaler