Immigration Response Team

Important Update Regarding DACA

The 9th Circuit announced its decision to block the Trump Administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. We will provide further updates through the IRT Google Group when more information is available. To subscribe, go to

DACA recipients: At this time, nothing has changed, however, if you plan to renew your DACA, you will wish to do so as soon as possible. If you have questions or wish to discuss whether to renew, please 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.

December 10 Is the Public Charge Comment Deadline

A video is now posted of our November 29 forum. Thank you for all who attended.

The Trump administration has a proposed regulation change that immigrants rights organizers fear will scare immigrant families out of accessing education, nutrition, and housing programs for their children (including their U.S.-born children) and themselves. Learn more and email if you wish to discuss submitting a comment.

Immigration Policy Updates

October 18: Proposed Public Charge Measure Open for Public Comment>>

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>>

April 25: Judge calls Administration's DACA Decision "Virtually Unexplained">>


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 >>

Support The Dream Fund

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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