Updated March 16, 2017

On March 15, 2017, a federal judge issued a nation-wide order preventing President Trump’s new travel ban from taking effect on March 16, 2017.  The travel ban issue remains complex and evolving.  Therefore, we recommend that all international students, faculty, and staff consult with an immigration law expert before traveling internationally. To arrange a consultation with the college’s outside immigration counsel, please contact General Counsel Lisa Rutherford at lrutherford@amherst.edu.

 

For more information about the March 7th executive order, see this Fact Sheet and QandA from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Read President Biddy Martin's response.)

 

Know Your Rights

Tips for Dealing with ICE Officials

The United We Dream website contains a helpful card entitled “What to do if ICE Comes to Your Door.” The card can be downloaded to your phone for quick reference.

5 Important Things You Need To Know About DACA During a Trump Presidency

United We Dream Logo and Link
Photo source: United We Dream -- unitedwedream.org

5 Important Things...

1. DACA still stands. 2. First time applying for DACA? Hold off. 3. Applying for a DACA renewal? Move forward. 4. Got advance parole? Go travel, BUT come back. 5. You are not alone. We’ve got your back.

Read the full Article

Legal & Educational Resources

Educational:

Campus Resources

  • AdmissionInformation for Undocumented Students (including DACA-Designated Students) — Admission information for first-year applicants
  • Study AbroadDACA Students Study Abroad or Domestic Study — important information for DACA students who are interested in studying abroad.
  • Financial AidFinancial Aid information for First-Year/Transfer Students

We encourage you to drop-in, call or email with any concerns or questions.

Mimi Odgers

Mimi Odgers

Asst to the Chief Student Affairs Officer & Dean of Students

202 Converse Hall