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.

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

The Immigration Response Team regularly sends updates, event announcements, and other information to our mailing list. Sign up now.

Make a Gift

Support the Dream Fund, a fund created to give modest emergency grants to students who have/had DACA, lost Temporary Protected Status, are undocumented or face other challenges due to immigration policy changes. The Dream Fund is entirely supported by donations, and it is ensuring unexpected emergencies do not derail these students' academic dreams.

Read, Learn, Discuss

There are a variety of resources at the University of Minnesota working on immigration-related projects.

Be Supportive

If you know someone affected by immigration policy changes, please share our lists of University resources. It is important to remember that you cannot dispense legal advice, including advice related to visas and travel.

On a personal level, be willing to ask questions. Invite people to discuss what is sometimes a difficult conversation. Be compassionate and understand that many people are feeling vulnerable and afraid.

Advocate for Change

If you are interested in immigration issues, there are many ways to make your voice heard and show your support for those affected by immigration policy changes. Check out our list of resources.

We have also compiled some basic tips for writing public comments.

Support Scholarships for Immigrants

In addition to the Dream Fund, you can make a gift to the Immigrant Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The fund supports first- or second-generation immigrant students on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, with a preference for those whose families are refugees or sought asylum.