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. The team is still taking shape, but there are many ways for you to get involved:

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 >>


Evolving US immigration policy is the topic of a Facebook LIVE event April 28 at 11:30 a.m. Hamilton College President David Wippman and Ben Casper with UMN’s Center for New Americans will discuss immigration policy implications>> 

The Immigration History Research Center will screen digital Immigrant Stories created by University of Minnesota students at 12 p.m. on April 27. Learn more at Immigrant Stories at the University of Minnesota>>

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