Immigration Response Team

DACA Recipients: Important Update

In accordance with a January 9th decision by a federal judge in California, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed the acceptance and processing of DACA renewal applications as of January 13. DACA receipients: read our update here.

Immigration Drop-in Hours

We are holding Immigration Drop-in Hours on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. See our schedule for spring semester and come by for questions about DACA, extreme vetting, the travel ban and more.

One Year Later: Impact of the Refugee Ban

Join us February 26 at 12 pm for a discussion about the refugee ban, part of our spring semester Brown Bag series.

Immigration Policy Updates

February 16: After Debate, Senate Fails to Protect Dreamers>>

February 15: Second Federal Court says Travel Ban Unconstitutional>>

February 8: TPS Renewal Deadlines Announced>>

January 24: Even after government shutdown, Congress Fails to Protect Dreamers>>


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.

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.

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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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

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