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Immigration policy is complex, and the rapid pace of policy changes can make it hard for many to keep up-to-date. The Immigration Response Team seeks to ensure that all faculty, staff, and students who are affected by immigration policy changes have access to resources and support. The team provides outreach to the greater University community on the impact of executive orders and other policy changes, immigration regulations, and issues connected with DACA and immigration status.

Stay Informed

  • Sign Up to Receive the IRT's emails. By joining our Google Group, you will receive our regular updates about immigration policy changes, recent headlines, upcoming events, and ways to help.
  • Members of the Immigration Response Team are available to make presentations to groups, units, and committees on various topics related to immigration. Please fill out this request form to get started.

Get Assistance

Do you have questions about DACA or other immigration issues? Do you need support navigating the current environment?

  • We are currently accepting Dream Fund applications from degree-seeking students who are facing financial challenges due to immigration policy changes. The fund is available for students at any system campus.
  • The Immigration Response Team holds virtual Drop-In Hours for interested students.
  • You can review our list of resources available at each of the University's campuses.
  • Individuals and departments can email [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Take Action

Do you want to learn more about recent immigration policy changes and take steps to affect change? Here are a few ways you can get engaged.

  • Donate to the Dream Fund—the Immigration Response Team's donor-supported fund that provides modest grants for emergency situations to students impacted by immigration policy changes.
  • Submitting public comments is an important (but often overlooked) part of the regulatory process. Anyone can do it, and we have some basic tips about the process.
  • Explore the immigration-related projects at the University of Minnesota and the local/national groups advocating for immigrants.